Business News of Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Management of Corporate Social Responsibility Foundation Ghana (CSRFG), has proposed a partnership with the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications to promote Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities among telecommunications companies in the country.
Mr. Joseph Emmanuel Allotey-Pappoe, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for CSRFG, said there was the need for a partnership of business, civil society and government for the country to deepen the CSR culture and reap its full benefits.
A press releases signed by Byron Nana Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of CSRFG and copied to the Ghana News Agency said the event took place when members of CSFRG called on Mr. Kweku Sakyi-Addo, Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber of Telecommunications at his office to officially introduce the Foundation to the Chamber.
The statement said Mr. Allotey-Pappoe stated that it was to promote such a culture that the CSRFG had been set up to create a society of CSR-committed and compliant corporate citizens and individuals.
He added that the Foundation in line with its mission had within the first year of its establishment published two issues of a quarterly magazine ‘CSR Watch Magazine’ and also organized the first annual CSR conference in December 2011 to create awareness through its advocacy programmes.
Mr. Allotey-Pappoe stressed that the Foundation has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ghana Standards Authority to promote CSR in the country.
He called on the chamber to partner the Foundation and Ghana Standards Authority in organizing a sectoral-based CSR seminar for captains in the telecoms industry, to share orientation on CSR best practices.
Mr. Sakyi-Addo expressed excitement about the possibility of a partnership between the two bodies, adding that the relevance of CSR for the telecommunications sector cannot be overemphasized and urged players in the telecommunications sector to take corporate governance serious.
He assured the Foundation of the chamber’s readiness to partner and support CSRFG to promote CSR in the country.
Mr. Allotey-Pappoe presented copies of the second issue of the “CSR Watch” magazine to Mr. Sakyi-Addo.
He said the CSR was established by a group of distinguished professionals of marketing, public relations and communication management; environmental science, insurance, banking, business and academia with a vision to create a society of CSR-committed and compliant corporate citizens and individuals.
Mr. Allotey-Pappoe said its mission is to be a world class foundation for the promotion of CSR Advocacy through Training, Awards, Research, Publications and Advisory Activities in order to improve on the legal, social and ethical behaviors and practices of corporate entities, individuals and government.
The core values include Sustainability, Transparency, Accountability, Integrity and Responsiveness.**