Contributions to advance nation’s efforts to combat the impacts of COVID-19 on local communities and to provide relief
Hyderabad, 13th April 2020: Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited (REEL), a leading provider of comprehensive environment management services backed by global investment firm KKR, today announced its combined contribution of INR 10 Crores to Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister’s Relief Funds. The contributions, which is an extension of REEL’s widespread and ongoing efforts to combat the impacts of COVID-19 on communities, comprises of INR 3 crores cheque as well as a supply of INR 7 crore worth personal protective equipment (PPE) and any additional materials/support needed for the cause.
The contributions were delivered to Telangana CM Shri K. Chandra shekhar Rao and Andhra Pradesh CM Shri Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy by Mr M. Goutham Reddy, Managing Director of REEL, at their respective camp offices.
Commenting on the initiative, Mr M. Goutham Reddy said, “The coronavirus outbreak has impacted countless lives and has created an unprecedented need to band together against an invisible enemy. Containing the spread of the virus requires the active participation and mobilization of resources from every quarter. The REEL team takes this mission to heart. REEL and its employees are proud to be part of the fight to quell the impacts of COVID-19 and provide relief to communities alongside the government – not only through our contribution of funding and PPE, but also every day by keeping India’s streets clean and ensuring infected waste is managed properly and safely.”
The contribution comes as the latest example of REEL’s ongoing efforts to support local governments as they look to combat the spread of the virus. REEL – whose operations include more than 20,000 ground staff located in 25 major cities across India – has additionally developed a comprehensive plan to ensure a number of critical services continue through the foreseeable future. These critical services include:
- Waste collection, treatment and disposal
- Hospital waste management
- Hazardous waste disposal from industries
Furthermore, as a gesture of respect and recognition of workers’ hard work during these challenging times, REEL will provide additional benefits to its over 20,000 frontline employees and workers, including insurance and additional allowances worth INR 10 crores.
“REEL’s ground staff take their role as essential service providers – as declared by the Government of India – extremely seriously. Our team is proud to work round the clock to serve the country. To keep our employees and customers safe, we are providing workers with all the necessary PPE. Together, we look forward to making a difference,” added Mr Reddy.
About Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited:
Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd (REEL), a KKR backed company, is one of Asia’s leading providers of comprehensive environment management services. REEL offers a whole gamut of environmental services and infrastructure solutions under various categories such as Waste Management – hazardous, municipal, biomedical, MAR POL, construction waste & e-waste; Waste to Energy; Recycling – wastewater, paper, plastic and integrated waste; Environmental Solutions such as remediation, ETPs and wastewater treatment; automated car park management and Facilities Management. REEL has a growing global footprint, including over 60 spread operating locations spread across India, Singapore, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Tanzania.
With over 25 years of operational history, REEL has a dominant presence across the entire waste value chain and has been a long-standing partner in the environmental solutions space to its customers.