04 Jun Corporate Social Responsibility -2014/06/04
GTP believes strongly in giving back to society. And we have chosen four platforms on which we direct our corporate social responsibility activities. These are Health, Environment, Education, and Community Development. The company has invested many thousands of Ghana Cedis in these areas.
“I expect to pass through this world but once: any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow-creature, let me do it now, let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.” — Stephen Grellet, Quaker Missionary
In the past three years, GTP has supported public hospitals as part of its annual “Best Distributors Conference” held in different parts of Ghana. Wherever we hold this conference, management has selected one or two public health facilities to which we have extended support. We are quite passionate about the Health and well-being of Ghanaians because we believe that a healthy people make a stronger nation.
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We are passionate about Education. We believe that theory alone without practice cannot produce good students or professionals. One way by which we support the education of our people is by providing platforms for internship and practical training for several students from polytechnics and universities.
On average, GTP engages not less than 250 students every year to undertake practical training in our factory at Tema. The company also offers scholarships to brilliant but needy students at secondary level, too. We have also supported needy institutions such as the Sekondi School for the Deaf where we donated clothes and essential water tanks.
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The third platform of our corporate social responsibility programme is The Environment. We support educational programmes that teach young people about protecting and keeping the environment clean. As a business, we also invest heavily in water treatment facilities to ensure that our waste products do not pollute the environment.
Community Development is another of our strong passions. We are aware that many people in our communities are deprived, and we support poor and marginalized groups by donating our quality products and fabrics as a means to help.
We are committed to pursuing these set of corporate social responsibility activities into the foreseeable future.