We are committed to sustainability and community welfare. Our business model views stakeholders as workers and communities as partners. To be socWe are committed to sustainability and community welfare. Our business model views stakeholders as workers and communities as partners. To be socially responsible, we made ourselves accountable and adopted such CR&S Programs to grow our business to the point where we can give back to society.
Our CR&S initiatives are categorized in the following to ensure the development of each segment of society. The Company plans to work with the communities as we consider our communities as Partners in Progress. We will do different Health education, livelihood project with the community to empower women, youth, and farmers in the community. The initiatives would include Notebook distribution in school, scholarship for students, panchayat community library to be renovated, etc...
A Critical Control Point (CCP) system is in place to ensure the highest quality of cashews. Strict hygienic environment, machines, and work processes during the processing of nuts. Processing time from steaming to the packaging of finished products is strictly less than 12 days Fumigation before tin & Flexi packing infused with CO2+ Nitrogen gas.
We ensure the best working conditions for 1000+ workers. Education support and training to hardworking rural women and their families so that they earn a sustainable income. A water treatment plant provides pure drinking water for all workers. Free healthy & hygienic food is served in the canteen throughout the day. As a part of Women Empowerment 70% of workers are female, our efforts focused on the overall development of Society.
We use Environmental friendly processing technology. We also undertake efficient, waste-free energy initiatives. We recycle the cashew nut wood & shell cake to burn the boiler in place of coal as a cleaner and greener alternative to coal. This allows us to save about 7000 MT of coal per annum. CNSL (Cashew Nut Shell Liquid) has innumerable applications and we have built processes to safely collect it.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world: Indeed it's the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead. With that thought in mind, the Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CR&S) Division of Nikhil Mercantile Private Limited (A subsidiary of Valency International), organized a free eye camp at 38 Kalthur Gram Panchayath on the 22nd of May 2022 between 10:00 am to 13:00 pm. The eye camp was held in collaboration with the Prasad Netralaya Super Specialty Eye Hospital, Udupi, and 38 Kalthur Gram Panchayath Read More
78 people had arrived at the camp. They were counseled, eye screened using a phoropter and verified by using an optotype, and provided a prescription. All in all the free eye camp was a great success! We were able to provide twenty-five spectacles at a discount rate of Rs.400. Five people were referred for free cataract surgery, wherein the hospital will arrange for their pick up and also drop them off the next day without any fees. Ten members were referred to the hospital for further investigation. Many others were given eye drops. Last but not the least, the real heroes of the summer camp were off-course the volunteers. As Sir Alec Baldwin has said, “Nothing is stronger than the heart of a volunteer”. We wish many salutes to the volunteers who have come forward to help people and have given their time for such a great cause. Nikhil Mercantile Private Limited salutes them and wishes them “All the best!” so that they can carry on with the good work and impact many more lives.
With the objective of encouraging education, we at Nikhil Mercantile Pvt. Ltd. CR&S Division has successfully renovated a public library in Santhekatte - Kalthur, Karnataka. Our effort is to enhance everyone's knowledge. This newly renovated public library will enable the resident people to learn and grow together. The efforts of our company in doing social initiatives is broadly recognised appreciated by the people of Kalthur Panchayat. Read More
The whole event was very grand and the presence of Mr. Basba Nand Balodi (Sr. Executive Director) & Mrs. Sweta Jain (Cashew Business Head - Global) made it more impressive. We truly believe the people of all age groups will come forward and learn through books available in a clean and newly renovated library.
RECOGNIZING BRIGHT STUDENTS IN SANTHEKATTE GOVT. SCHOOL’ CR&S DIVISION INDIA With the objective of encouraging children in schools and in line with the SDG on Education, we at Nikhil Mercantile Pvt. Ltd. (A subsidiary of Valency International Pte. Ltd.) CR&S Division recognized 21 Bright students in one of the Government schools in SantheKatte, Hebri. Three best students from each class till standard Seven were chosen by the school management based on academic, cultural, sports, and other school activities. Read More
As a token of appreciation, Nikhil recognized these students with a school kit and a certificate. The objective of this event was to encourage bright students and give a positive message to the community about the importance of education. This also inculcated the spirit of healthy competition so that other students also get motivated to perform well in their academic curriculum in the coming time. The event which was organized by the corporate responsibility and sustainability division was highly appreciated by the local representatives (Panchayat members) and the school management. The event was attended by the Factory Manager, CR&S coordinator from the company beside local representatives and community members.
As committed towards contributions to the society and community, the first free Health Camp was organized on October 28th,2021 by the Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Division of Nikhil Mercantile Pvt Ltd- a subsidiary of Valency International, Singapore in Village Kalthur, Hebri, Udupi Dist. The camp was organized in partnership with the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Karnataka. The present Health Camp was one of the first initiatives of Nikhil Mercantile to serve the needy communities. The programmed guest Mr. Pratap Hegde (Zilla Panchayat President) and Ms. Sukanya Shetty President of Grama Panchayath Kalthur and Read More
all Panchayat members appreciated the health camp being organized by the company and appreciated the company gesture to carry out different community initiatives in the future. Nikhil Mercantile representatives promised to hold many more initiatives in times to come for the communities. About 111 people of which 78 males and 33 women were checked free of cost and were given free medicines in the given camp. The company also organized free transport/buses to bring patients at ease. The communities appreciated the health camp organized by the company.