Corporate Social Responsibility

A Long Term Commitment

Ever since inception, the company has always been committed in providing voluntary support to non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and sponsorship to individuals and associations for the promotion of education, arts and culture and sports activities. Other companies within the group have also individually contributed to fulfil their social responsibility. Our subsidiary, Caudan Development, has provided free spaces in the mall for local crafts, exhibitions and cultural and sports events with a view to promote empowerment.

Giving back through Caudan Communauté

The commitment of the group towards corporate social responsibility was further strengthened with the incorporation in 2010 of Caudan Communauté, a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to implement the specific CSR programme of the group. Its main responsibilities consist of financing and working closely in partnership with all stakeholders of the community: the public through NGOs engaged in social work, other foundations which have similar objectives and the authorities, namely the National Social Inclusion Foundation (NSIF).

Caudan Communauté’s Scope of Intervention

The management of Caudan Communauté has been entrusted to a committee composed of representatives of the group to translate the philosophy and vision of the group in all CSR activities.

The field of intervention of Caudan Communauté is as follows:

  • promotion of socio-economic development, including poverty alleviation and the improvement of gender and human rights;
  • promotion of development in the fields of health, education and training, leisure and environment;
  • intervention and support during and following catastrophic events; and
  • undertaking or participation in programmes approved by the NSIF.
Caudan Communauté: Some Highlights

Since its operation, Caudan Communauté has contributed in the following areas namely:

  • Support to vulnerable groups: children, women in distress and handicapped;
  • Education: literacy programmes and training;
  • Health: support to the rehabilitation of patients suffering from mental disorder, inadapted children and fight against AIDS;
  • Human values: fight against corruption;
  • Arts and culture: opportunities for development of talented musicians;
  • Sports: promotion of sports events;
  • Environment: creation of green spaces outside the work place; and
  • Empowerment of women and children.

During the year under review, the group organized a Charity Fun Run and with the collaboration of the Supermarket Winner’s, distributed all proceeds to Maison Dawah and Caritas.  It also participated actively to the tree planting project led by Action for Environment Protection (Diocese of Port-Louis) and Tiny Forest of Mauritius at Cathedral of Port-Louis with the objective of creating green spaces in our capital city.