CSR At Cygni
Social responsibility is a cornerstone of the way we work. As pioneers, we know that the choices we make today will impact future generations. So we’re committed to using our expertise and innovation to make the world we operate and live in better.
Adopting this approach at every level in our organization, some of the key highlights of our policy are employing state-of-the-art technology in our processes, minimizing environmental damage and promoting the principle of sustainability, providing training and workshops to our employees, promoting the culture of work-life balance and ensuring safe practices at all verticals.
Through our Policy and our Sustainability initiatives, we implement practices that promote security and environmental stewardship within the organization and outside.
An Empowering Solution
Currently, the main source of energy in India rural village is kerosene, which can be costly & hazardous to health. Families spend up to 40% of their livelihood income on kerosene and candles. Else, for govt. subsidized kerosene they need to wait in a long queue and waste productive time
Cygni is not only providing a sustainable and affordable source of energy but is also empowering women’s through access to income-generation activates & with access to light, children do better in school because they have more time at night to do homework.
Energy access is, a powerful lever for the economic and social empowerment of women and, when that energy comes from renewable sources, the socioeconomic and health benefits are amplified even more.
Energy access is, a powerful lever for the economic and social empowerment of women and Children..
Impact on Education
Energy access to schools boosts enrollment and even better than expected impact on several key educational outcomes, such as student attendance, teacher motivation, and even test scores.
Before the solar power systems, students had to do homework after dark using candles and lamps, and test scores suffered. Students were afraid of going to the bathroom at night, fearing snakes and thieves, and open defecation was common. Both teacher and student motivation suffered. But now, four additional study hours per day are utilized - students now read from 7 pm to 10 pm and from 5 am to 6 am comfortable. Teachers have better access to educational resources from the internet using their laptop through solar power.
Cygni provides energy at an affordable rate. With access to light, children do better in school because they have more time at night to do homework. And businesses are able to stay open longer, increasing people’s income.
Education needs light, and in rural India, that usually means solar.
Impact on Health
Health facilities need power. Clinics, maternity wards, operating rooms, medical warehouses, and laboratories rely on electricity to power the lights, refrigerate vaccines, and operate life-saving medical devices. The inability to carry out these essential services puts lives at risk. All too often, particularly in remote areas, health facilities face significant power shortages.
Solar systems provide a stable, clean and reliable energy supply, even in the most remote locations - meaning more patients can access the health services they need. Quality health care requires a dependable source of power for multiple purposes.
Solar energy not only helps to protect the environment, but also provides a variety of health benefits like clean air which counters respiratory problems, including asthma, bronchitis, pulmonary inflammation and chronic respiratory disease, as well as cardio health issues, such as heart attack and stroke which is due to chemicals like sulfur dioxide and nitrous oxide in air.
Access to clean power also eliminates the use of firewood and kerosene for lighting, which is highly polluting substances..
Impact on Livelihood
With access to clean energy, the hours of production are increased, and hence have the good impact on health, education, and wellbeing. Reduction in the expenditure of kerosene oil is an added advantage. The solar system mostly benefits women, who utilize it while working. Results show the reduction in crime rate due to accessibility to light in the community. Performance of school going children is improved due to the solar home lighting system and parents report significant improvement in their child's education.
Solar electrification has a positive and statistically significant relationship with time spent, using electrical appliances in remote areas. Households are able to spend more time productively after electrification with computer, TV, Mobile. Solar energy has improved the social capital of the rural households. Ability to power mobile phones means better connectivity and better business opportunities, as they can use money transactions digitally.
Electricity improves social interaction by providing new options, helps in increasing the livelihood of people.