Pune: ZS, a professional services firm, partnered with the Rotary Club of Pune and Raigad on the firm’s annual ZS Cares Day which is dedicated to volunteerism and giving back to the community.

Through this initiative, ZS provided a range of healthcare services to local clinics and conducted awareness programs for the citizens of Pune. Every year, the firm runs its global ZS Cares program, which engages ZSers in various initiatives to drive positive change in communities around the world.

“It is our immense pleasure to get associated with ZS for a cause that is close to our hearts. Our association refurbished two schools and offered better conditions for learning, access to clean water, hygiene and e-learning kits, life support ambulances and advance cancer treatment devices to charitable hospitals in Pune and Bengaluru. We are happy to see the far-reaching implications of our effort and look forward for more such synergies in future for community-centric projects.”

Deepak Mahajan
Past President Rotary Club, Sinhagad

During the initial months of the pandemic, India encountered a dire shortage of PPE supplies in hospitals and for frontline essential workers. Together, ZS and the Rotary Club, donated 3,000 PPE kits to the local police department to provide its officers with basic safety equipment. This partnership also led to the donation of a cardiac care ambulance to the Fabiani & Budhrani Heart Institute.

“We at ZS, have always been driven by three guiding principles—get it right, treat people right and do the right thing. Humanity and unity are our most urgent needs today, as more and more people are isolated and facing financial and healthcare crises. On our journey to embed a culture of giving back to our communities, ZSers continue to innovate and find creative ways of conducting this program while following social distancing norms.”

Sanjay Joshi
Regional Managing Principal and Head of Asia
ZS

In addition to offering no-charge transportation and critical ambulatory care for indigent patients experiencing a cardiac emergency, this mobile unit will host six to eight cardiac clinics annually, educating and examining Puneites about identifying early signs of cardiac issues. With the recent resurgence of nationwide Covid cases, the ambulances are being utilized to their full capacity with dedicated hospitals.

“ZSers identified nonprofit organizations in their communities that could benefit from our help. They devised how to make a concerted effort in doing our bit to keep everyone safe in these uniquely challenging times. We figured that the Rotary Club of Pune serves a vast area, with more than 130 individual clubs and 5,500 members and has the same vision as ZS—i.e., to contribute toward the well-being of our society and serve others. These factors made the Rotary Club an ideal partner for our initiatives and we are grateful to team up with them and do impactful work for Pune.”

Tarun Pandey
Office Managing Principal
ZS Pune

When women in local government agencies expressed concerns around obtaining hygienic products at work, ZS and the Rotary Club partnered to install vending machines that dispense hygiene products in five local police stations, the Maharashtra Intelligence Academy and the Ladies Bar Council of Khed. More than 500 female employees in these locations now benefit from easy access to personal supplies at work.

The ZS Cares program also worked in different regions including North America, London, Haryana, New York and other locations to address varied issues. The program involved 28 offices dedicating more than 5,000 hours to better their communities in one day. During these initiatives, 15+ pro bono projects were undertaken and 35+ organizations were benefitted.

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