Corporate Social Responsibility
One core value, by which SICOM stands, is to assist in the development of the community.
We firmly believe towards the building of a sustainable community. By funding projects in favour of poverty alleviation and the community empowerment, we aim to support the underprivileged communities.
Financial Year 2020-2021
Rs 2.4m Disbursed
2 Projects Funded
Amidst an alarming rise in new coronavirus cases, we have suddenly been forced to adapt to a ‘new normal’, encouraging us to seek out new preventative measures to shield ourselves from the pandemic. Given the uncertainties over the duration and severity of the pandemic, the Government has been stressing the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine for a return to normalcy. As a socially responsible institution, we have joined the fight against the pandemic by contributing Rs 2.2 million to the National COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Fund, which aims to ensure access to free vaccines for every Mauritian.
The shipwreck of the Japanese cargo ship, MV Wakashio, back in August 2020, led to one of the worst ecological disasters ever to hit our island. The oil spill affected the livelihoods of local fishermen and the local community, who had already been struggling to stay afloat due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. To join in the national effort to help minimise the socio-economic and environmental impact of the spill, 150 food packs with basic necessities were distributed to the local community who was affected by this ecological and economic disaster.
Funding for the upgrading of the quality of life of children with special needs through therapeutic services and leisure activities
Funding of therapeutic education sessions for children & adolescents suffering from Type 1 diabetes
Financial assistance to needy students who are pursuing a full-time undergraduate degree programme at the UoM
Funding for the provision of artificial limbs to 250 persons with physical disabilities
Our annual Charity & Fund raising event, SICOM Les Foulées de L'Espoir, supports in the mobilisation of more than 800 participants for the fight against cancer.
Funding for the running of an Early Childhood Centre for vulnerable children at Fondation pour L'Enfance Terre De Paix.
Funding for the provision of a residential family based care for abandoned/neglected children
Funded the production of a sensitisation campaign of 12 programmes on cancer on MBC
Financial Assistance for the running of a Breast Cancer Care unit in Rodrigues
Financial support for cancer awareness campaign and breast cancer screening