Five sustainability initiatives we are promoting in India

For more than a decade, NVIDIA has invested in social causes and communities in India as part of its commitment to corporate social responsibility.

To bolster these efforts, we are unveiling this year’s investments in five projects that were selected by the NVIDIA Foundation team, focused on the areas of environmental conservation, ecological restoration, social innovation and job creation.

The projects we support include:

Charitable Energy Harvest Trust

This project aims to reduce air pollution by preventing open burning and instead encouraging sustainable energy alternatives such as turning waste biomass into green manure. The trust also promotes entrepreneurship at the village level by integrating local farmers into the paddy straw value chain and supporting straw-based constructions in Rajpura, Punjab.

Society for Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development

This initiative will restore ecological conditions to 12.3 acres of mangroves and train 1,125 community members on disaster response to build community resilience in Sunderbans, West Bengal. The nonprofit partner will focus on strengthening local infrastructure and maintaining sanitation, all with an ecosystem approach.

Ecological Security Foundation

We are building on our existing partnership with the foundation by funding the construction of irrigation and water harvesting structures in Koraput district of Odisha. Last year’s work benefited 2,500 tribal households by promoting natural farming, which ensured food availability and increased vegetation cover on nearly 500 acres of land.

Naandi Foundation

Following a previous investment, our partnership with the Naandi Foundation will continue to build resilient farming communities in the Araku region of Andhra Pradesh. The project will train 3,000 farmers in Naandi Farmer Field Schools to earn a sustainable income by growing coffee and pepper plants using organic regeneration practices. Previous efforts trained more than 3,000 farmers in 115 villages and resulted in the production and distribution of nearly 34,000 kilograms of coffee fruits.

Udyogini

This non-profit organization fights for environmental conservation and the economic empowerment of women. Our funding will go towards the conservation and restoration of endangered medicinal and aromatic plants by training 600 Himalayan villagers – especially women – in the sustainable cultivation, harvesting and monitoring of plants in Uttarakhand.

NVIDIA’s corporate social responsibility initiatives span the globe. During the past fiscal year, our joint efforts with employees contributed more than $22.3 million to 5,700 nonprofit organizations in more than 50 countries around the world.

Learn about previous projects we have funded in India and corporate social responsibility at Nvidia.