Employee Engagement and Wellbeing
We have an ‘open-door’ culture, based on feedback and involvement of all stakeholders in our day to day operations and projects. Employee surveys are conducted twice a year to encourage employee interaction and involvement in the group’s projects.
Our employee’s wellbeing is equally important and we aim to make sure that they feel valued and have work-life balance. Grit provides support and services to assist in employees’ personal and wellbeing
Talent Attraction and Retention
The recruitment of talent has been a focus of the HR department to ensure the best culture and job fit. We have a thorough competence analysis, together with an efficient recruitment process.
Diversity and Inclusion
We embrace diversity in every form. At Grit inclusion and diversity is our normality and our statistics speak for themselves: 76% of our employees are locals and 47% are female. We recruit the best talent based on skills and attitude and not on demographics.
Our work culture evolves around celebrating differences and sharing cultural customs. We believe that Grit has a culturally diverse workforce with staff from 8 nationalities.
Health and Safety
The management of our Health and Safety risks are of utmost importance to the success of our business so we have implemented a few training sessions such as Practical Fire training and First Aid courses.
Women with Grit was first founded in 2017 under the name Women in Property Networking. As the name states, the aim of this group was to get all women in property together in a view to network and exchange experiences.
The aim is to create a safe space for working women to share, inspire and uplift each other as women in the workplace. Events or webinars are organized 3 to 4 times a year.
The Covid-19 pandemic has affected many of the poorer communities in Mauritius. On March 20th 2020 the Government of Mauritius ordered an immediate lockdown and many families had not had the time to buy food or didn’t have the means to stock up food for a long period of time. Sanitizers and masks were out of stock on the island and many people were left in a vulnerable state.
Grit decided to create the Covid Relief Fund donations were collected from Grit employees, partners, families and friends. Through this, Grit was able to purchase, pack and distribute 600 food packs to needy families and this amounted to approximately US$10,000.
Grit also made additional monetary donations of US$ 20,000 and US$80,000 for hand sanitizers and masks respectively to public servants and front liners.
In July 2020, Grit along with preferred development partner Gateway Real Estate Africa, made another donation of 55,000 masks to the Mauritius Diabetes Association. Mauritius currently ranks 7th in the world with 22% of the population being affected by Diabetes, therefore making those affected extremely vulnerable amidst COVID-19.
Supporting Local Suppliers
In 2019 Grit has implemented strict procurement rules for the appointment of suppliers. Local suppliers are to be appointed as far as possible in each of our jurisdictions.
Through this, Grit wants to ensure that business is being given to local businesses and thus contribute to the local economy and job creation.
We recognise the importance of clear communication and proactive engagement with all of our stakeholders. A summary of our stakeholder engagement programmes is provided on pages 18 to 19 of the 2019 Annual Report.
See our latest Stakeholder Engagement charter from our 2020 Annual Report here
Each stakeholder group requires a tailored engagement approach to foster effective and mutually beneficial relationships. By understanding our stakeholders, we can factor into Boardroom discussions the potential impact of our decisions on each stakeholder group and consider their needs and concerns.