| Corporate Social Responsibity (CSR) is the concept whereby companies act to balance their own economic growth with the sustainable social and environmental development of their areas of operation. A company performing highly in CSR is one that goes beyond compliance with the legal framework to actively pursue positive impacts on local communities and its environment footprint.
The Government of Mauritius has established a policy with the overall objective of mandating registered companies to pay 2% of their book profit towards programmes that contribute to the social and environmental development of the country.
As a NEF CSR registered charity (1070), Mauritian Wildife Foundation welcomes the opportunity to work with companies building mutually beneficial partnerships in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) fields. Your CSR support goes to helping preserve the endangered Mauritian biodiversity.
This new legislation was introduced in 2009 and amended in 2011 and requires businesses in Mauritius to donate 2% of their pre-tax profit to approved projects that contribute to the social and environmental development of the country. Since the introduction of CSR, a number of local companies have supported MWF’s projects under the scheme and numerous activities have been organized in this context. Although CSR is vitally important in the financing of our projects, the participation of the personnel of the involved organization is just as important. Specific help that we have received from local businesses includes weeding of invasive plant species on Ile aux Aigrettes, assistance with plant work in our nursery, as well as giving the organization’s staff a chance to get involved in our education and awareness activities. The funding of schoolchildren to visit Ile aux Aigrettes for our Learning with Nature education programme is made possible under the CSR scheme, in 2011 providing over 4,000 students with the opportunity to take part in this award-winning educational experience.
All our programs qualify for CSR credential number: 501 Protection and preservation of the environment : Biodiversity.