Forbes Marshall Department of Social Initiatives
Forbes Marshall has always believed in the philosophy of contributing and giving back to the community it operates in. Thus when the factory was originally set up in Kasarwadi Pune in 1958, Darius Forbes felt it was insufficient to merely purchase land from the farmers who were the original owners of the land; it was necessary to now actively and positively contribute to the community the company would be operating in. So the first jobs in the company were offered to relatives of the farmers who were then trained for operation and machining skills. In Kasarwadi, street lighting was provided and basic sanitation facilities were looked into.