Skip to main content

Ghana CSR Diary & Awards 2014 slated May 8



By: Mathias Amoah

Leading socially-responsible companies in Ghana are gearing up for the third edition of the coveted Ghana CSR Diary & Awards on Thursday 8th May, 2014 at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Accra.
The Awards is endorsed and supported by the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), the Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Integriti PR and other local and international media organisations across the West African sub-region.
The Ghana CSR Diary & Awards was launched in 2011 by the former Minister for Trade and Industry, Hon. Hanna Tetteh and the former President of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), Nana Owusu-Afari.
Since 2011, more than 30 deserving corporate organisations that submitted their CSR activities annually and allow them to be subjected to verification and impact-assessment have been awarded.
According to Nana Owusu-Afari, ‘we encourage companies to be socially-responsible and ensure that CSR is not used as a mere PR tool but embedded as an integral part of their businesses.’
Vodafone Ghana, Samsung Ghana, Millicom, Wire Weaving Industries, Interplast, SC Johnson, Goldman Capital, Mohinani Group, Latex Foam, Ghandour Cosmetics, PMMC and a few others have been awarded in the past for their impact-driven CSR projects.
In addition, they have had their CSR activities published in the Ghana CSR Diary, Ghana’s only free CSR magazine, published and distributed widely to the media, business executives, companies, government agencies, international development agencies, selected school libraries and civil society organisations.
Mr. Kojo Bode-Williams, Lead Project Manager for the Ghana CSR Diary & Awards explained that ‘the Awards scheme has helped in propagating the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility in Ghana. A few years ago and according to research, many companies believed CSR ended with donation to the needy. But today, more corporate organisations are beginning to understand that CSR includes issues relating to staff welfare, adherence to acceptable industry standards, good corporate governance, protection of the environment and many more. We have contributed immensely to the demystification of the concept of CSR in Ghana and the extant awareness. We are happy that the Ministry of Trade and Industry is currently considering a CSR policy for companies in Ghana.’
At the Awards, Nestle Ghana will share its unique ways of creating and sustaining ‘Shared Value’ with its stakeholders and the environment at large.
The Ghana CSR Diary & Awards is Ghana’s biggest scheme to identifying, interrogating, propagating and rewarding CSR initiatives and projects implemented by corporate organisations across the country.
This year’s edition will be attended by captains of industry, government officials, civil society organisations, international development partners and the media.



Comments

Popular posts from this blog

PFM Act to guide local government authority borrowing

By: Fred Yaw Sarpong
The bill, Public Financial Management (PFM) Act 921 which has been passed into law by Parliament is to guide public institutions especially the local government authority borrowing. The law was pass on 3rdAugust, 2016
According to the law, local government authority, a public corporation or state-owned enterprise is liable for the debt and other obligations without recourse to Government, unless otherwise explicitly guaranteed by Government in accordance with this Act.
Madam Eva Esselba Mends, the Chief Economic Officer and Group Head of PFM at the Ministry of Finance told the Daily Express that the law involves a lot but it also give instruction to how state institutions can borrow especially with the  local government authority.
She mentioned that there is no specific law in place that gives direction as to what local authority can do when it comes to borrowing by the authority. Other public corporations sometimes borrow with huge amount for their operation but loca…

Vodafone fined a record £4.6 million for IT blunder

A top-up error left pay-as-you-go customers out of pocket and complaints were mishandled
Vodafone has been fined a record £4.6 million by the telecoms watchdog forleaving thousands of customers out of pocket in a disastrous IT blunder.
Ofcom found that the operator mishandled complaints and failed to pay into the accounts of more than 10,000 pay-as-you-go customers when they topped up their credit.
The top-up error, which cost customers £150,000 over 17 months in 2014 and 2015, stemmed from the moving of 28.5 million accounts to a new billing system.Errors in billing data and price plans caused so much protest that it made Vodafone the most complained-about mobile network in Britain.The technical issues were resolved by April 2015 and all accounts are now on the new system, Vodafone said.
Lindsey Fussell, Ofcom’s consumer group director, said:“Vodafone’s failings were serious and unacceptable, and these fines send a clear warning to all telecoms companies.”
The company says that it has ref…

Enterprise Life inaugurates social centre for Kumasi SOS village

By: Fred Yaw Sarpong
Enterprise Life and Sanlam South Africa together with SOS Children’s Villages Ghana have jointly inaugurated a newly constructed social centre at the SOS Children’s Village, Kumasi in the Ashanti region.
The project, valued at GHc485,000.00 forms part of Enterprise Life and Sanlam-South Africa’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) to promote quality education and health for vulnerable children in Ghana.
The newly established social centre provides a suitable multi-purpose facility with a spacious auditorium among others to host different social activities related to child growth and development and will cater for both SOS children and students of the Hermann Gmeiner School.
The centre also offers the beneficiaries the opportunity to freely socialize and participate actively in educational oriented activities such as school concerts, art exhibitions and workshops.
The Executive Director of Enterprise Life, Mrs. Jacqueline Benyi expressed satisfaction that her outf…