Creating an Impact in our Community

Grit is committed to conducting Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program based on the Sustainable Development Goals advocated by the United Nations.

As a company operating in a selection of African countries, Grit is aiming at bringing support to humanitarian causes located in each of the jurisdictions where the company has business interests.

We aim to make a difference not only in the public sphere but also by encouraging our employees to give their time and commitment to CSR activities. Our company is at the beginning of its CSR journey and is determined to develop a long-term vision and create a sustainable impact.

To support this aim, a Social and Ethics Committee has been established to coordinate project applications, evaluate and allocate budgets, and ensure compliance with our CSR philosophy.

Grit’s CSR philosophy requires the active participation of our employees. In May 2018, CEO Bronwyn Corbett invited employees to join the journey and launched a communication campaign to encourage employees to submit their humanitarian projects.

In August 2018, a second cycle of submissions was opened. Among the various submissions, we identified several opportunities aligned with the Four Pillars of our CSR Program.

The CSR Pillars

Grit has built its CSR orientation on four pillars aligned to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals:

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Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.

The success of our business is based on the expertise of our team located in the different countries where we operate. Grit believes in the continuous training of its employees and the extension to a quality in education. The goal is to support projects that allow vulnerable populations to have access to education and instructional tools.

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To achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

At Grit, we have a ladies focused event called Women with Grit, whereby we empower women on a business level. We also encourage initiatives that reduce inequalities in the workplace while working towards a legacy for all women in Africa. On an employment level, we make sure that there is equal representation of females and males in our team and across our board.

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To conserve and sustainably use the world’s oceans, seas and marine resources.

With our head office based in Mauritius, our company is aware of the urgency to respect marine areas and wishes to encourage awareness and information actions, but also initiatives to save endangered species such as the barrier of coral.

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To sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss.

Our company is sensitive to the challenges of conserving our natural resources and wishes to support all initiatives aimed at protecting animals and informing the public.

Current and Future Projects

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All Life Matters (“ALM”) is a Mauritian-registered NGO and animal sanctuary focused on animal welfare. ALM’s mission is to primarily teach compassion – “compassion towards one another, compassion towards animals and very importantly, compassion towards the environment.” Read More

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In the foothills of Mount Kenya lies a 90,000-acre wildlife conservancy called the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Ol Pejeta is the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, and home to two of the world’s last remaining northern white rhino. Its facilities include a sanctuary established to rehabilitate animals… Read More

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Terre de Paix (Mauritius) has been combating poverty and its consequences on vulnerable groups, especially children, since 1978. This worthy cause assists abandoned and vulnerable children, children who are not part of the mainstream education system and poverty-stricken families. Read More

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Reef Conservation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation and restoration of the coastal and marine environment of Mauritius. It promotes sustainable use of the biodiversity of our marine ecosystems in a partnership approach…Read More

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Founded in Mauritius in 2008, Tipa’s mission is to empower vulnerable children to become active citizens in Mauritian society by favouring their development through the promotion of interactive pedagogy and education to Art and Culture. Read More

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