Tata family: a tradition of trusts
Strong beliefs on sharing of wealth led the founders of the Tata Group to endow a number of philanthropic trusts. About 66% of the equity of the Tata Group returns to community development via the Trusts. In 1919, the first Trust was established and profit from the Tata companies was used for improving the quality of life of the underserved. Today, Tata focuses on activities in health, education, natural resource management and improving rural livelihoods.
Tata Group; over 580,000 employees
Started as a trading company, Tata Group nowadays is a conglomerate of more than 100 operating companies in engineering, communications and information technology, materials, services, energy, consumer products and chemicals. Tata, a family-owned business, employs over 580,000 people in more than 80 countries across six continents.
Tata Trusts supported the activities of Women on Wings at its business partners pan India for three years. Women on Wings brought in its’ business expertise to accelerate the growth of rural enterprises related to Tata Trusts activities. Tata Trusts’ ambition is to improve the lives of 100 million people by 2025. This perfectly fits to Women on Wings´ mission to create one million jobs for women in rural India.