Corporate Social Responsibility
As a socially responsible corporate, Robi has in place an extensive CSR program aimed at contributing to social uplift and environmental upkeep. With the vision of enabling opportunities to improve lives, Robi drives its CSR activities in the domain of Health, environment ICT education. Being committed to address societal needs, it has various outreach activities across the country.Health:
Pure drinking Water:
The landmark activity in the health front is the installation of purified drinking water supply facilities at key railway stations in the country. Robi in collaboration with Bangladesh Railway and the global organization WaterAid has set up water treatment plants at Kamalapur railway station and Airport railway station in Dhaka and also in the railway stations in Chittagong, Sylhet, Rajshahi and Khulna. These facilities with capacity of treating 5000 liters of water per hour, are helping thousands of passengers.Zero Club Feet
On the health front, Robi has also been conducting a wide range of activities like blood donation camps, primary health check-up sessions, safe drive campaign for the employees etc. The notable program in this field had been the treatment of hundreds of clubfeet children. In 2012, the program was concentrated in nine districts under Chittagong division aimed at treating over a thousand clubfoot children.Environment:
In remote rural areas of Bangladesh, electricity is rarely available. People in these areas, particularly in the off-grid region, depend on kerosene or wax candles to meet their demands for light to beat darkness. Robi has intervened in this aspect and provided solar panels to 590 of homes in remote villages in Kurigram, Rangpur. This has not only infused a new lease of life amongst the poor villagers but that their carbon footprints have also been decreased significantly besides facilitating them with savings from buying fuels or candles.ICT:
Basic Computer Training & Internet Corner:
In today’s world, information technology plays a dominant role in all aspects of our life. Right and access to information play a key role in augmenting knowledge. Considering this, Robi has installed computer corners at 72 colleges in far flung regions. This is facilitating the students with the window of opportunity to log on to internet and thus to the vast reservoir of information and knowledge. At the same time, Robi has established Internet Corners at all divisional libraries. This is adding value to the government’s vision of creating digital Bangladesh by 2021.