Around the world, ITW colleagues find meaningful ways to give back to the communities where they live and work. In India, the ITW Automotive Group is addressing critical needs through its community involvement efforts.
In partnership with United Way Mumbai, the team met with the local hospital to assess and identify essential equipment needs to aid in the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, the team purchased and donated a scalable COVID-19 testing unit, which is used to improve the efficiency of testing. Three respiratory pathogen panels and five ventilators were also donated to support the treatment of critically ill patients.
In 2021, the team sponsored a mobile clinic designed to enhance access to the COVID-19 vaccine for underserved individuals in the community, free of charge. ITW colleagues helped promote this service and volunteered alongside medical professionals. This effort has been critical in helping the region combat COVID-19, and as of January 2022, more than 8,000 people have benefited from the mobile vaccine clinic.
Additionally, the team has donated food and water to migrant workers and vulnerable communities who have been significantly impacted by pandemic shutdowns.
Beyond pandemic relief, ITW Automotive Group actively supports local causes through fundraising, philanthropy and volunteerism. For example, the team helped set up a computer lab at a local orphanage where ITW colleagues regularly volunteer their time to help the children learn how to use this technology.