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.
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;
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;
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;
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;
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;