Sustainability is at the center of everything we do– literally and figuratively. WindForce’s core business as a producer of renewable energy is, in itself, a part of the solution for the most significant sustainability topic in the modern era– the global fight against climate change. 

To ensure WindForce remains on track to contribute to global sustainability goals, we benchmark our performance against the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), where the 17 SDGs and their 169 allied targets set a clear and well-defined framework for organizations and governments to pivot towards sustainable growth.

On this basis, WindForce’s main contribution is to Goal 7: Affordable Clean Energy. In addition, we have also implemented a 5-pillar sustainability strategy to make a meaningful contribution towards the other goals.

5 Pillars of Coporate Responsibility

Education & Childhood Development

WindForce Sipsathara is an initiative taken to support the STEM education of students in rural Sri Lanka. The target students are between the ages of 11 and 16, and WindForce’s goal is to build laboratories and equip students with the tools and exposure they need to cultivate an interest in STEM. 

The 2 main initiatives WindForce has taken to ensure these are;

1) Supporting university students from the area to give back  their communities by working with young students to develop their interests. 

2) Introducing smart classrooms to the rural education networks. 

In addition, we;

  • Provided sponsorship for the online education of  A/L students conducted by the ‘all university students’ association’ in Vavuniya for the benefit of 800 students.
  • Provided drinking water filters for the benefit of 150 students & staff in Pallewala Gamini Vidyalaya.
  • Constructed 2 classroom blocks, an office, and a storage room for a school in Tororo.

Environmental Conservation

In 2021, a mangrove conservation project oversaw over 500 plant species being planted along the Puttlam lagoon shore in partnership with the Rotaract Club of Sri Jayawardenapura. In addition, WindForce also carries out an annual beach cleanup. 

Here are some other environmental projects we’ve completed;

  • Planted 1000 mangrove plants in the Puttalam lagoon in 2022. A continuation of the Mangrove Tree Planting programme that was initiated in 2021.
  • Planted 1000 trees in the Yalgiri forest reserve in collaboration with Rotaract club of University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  • Tree planting programme organized in Tororo.

Community & Livelihood Development

WindForce contributes to a range of infrastructure development projects in rural areas of the Northern Provinces of Sri Lanka each year. In 2021, we installed solar panels in a village in Jaffna to power their RO plant. In addition, assisting widowed women from fisheries communities to earn their livelihood was also a project WindForce focused on in 2021.

Other similar projects WindForce worked on;

  • Donation to the Arka initiative for the payment of salaries of women employed by the local  community who  manufacture sanitary pads.
  • Creation of a smart classroom for Gamini Vidyalaya, Kalawana for the benefit of 600 students in the school.
  • Donation of dry rations to 150 low-income families whose income was affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • A competition organized by the University of Colombo to provide an opportunity for young innovators to present fresh and creative ideas on Smart City & Eco-friendly concepts. 200+ participants entered the competition.
  • Donation of water bowsers for 200 families in the community of Tororo.
  • Providing streetlamps to Sapumalgaskada Temple in Vavuniya.
  • Providing Juki sewing machines to 5 women entrepreneurs in a rural fishing community in the coastal belt of Chilaw.
  • Donation of dry rations to 10 pregnant mothers in Polonnaruwa.
  • Donation of a diesel generator for a Church in Nannattan.
  • Construction of an ayurvedic hospital in Pallei, Jaffna.
  • Construction of the Semakkalai crossroad in Jaffna.
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Pure Hands for Emergency Relief

This project is in place to provide relief to vulnerable communities due to unforeseen circumstances. In 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis, communities living around the Puttalam plant received rations as a relief. As part of our overall COVID-19 response, we donated Automatic Disinfection Chambers worth USD 12,000 to five government institutions in Uganda. 

Additional community service projects we worked on;

  • Donation of dry rations to 500 low-income families whose income was affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Donation of dry rations to 130 families in Puttalam who were affected by the floods in November.

Health Care

WindForce intends to support the local healthcare system in uplifting community health. There are special initiatives taken by WindForce to uplift community health and make sure none of our business processes impacts the local community’s health negatively. 

Other community health uplifting projects WindForce has worked on;

  • Complete renovation and donation of COVID-19 equipment in Kalawana Base Hospital.
  • Complete renovation and donation of COVID-19 equipment in Puttalam Base Hospital.
  • Organization of a health camp in Tororo that included health check-ups and issuance of necessary medication. 500 families were benefited by this.
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