- VALENTINE OZIGBO, MD/CEO TRANSCORP HOTELS PLC
With over 30 years of experience, Transcorp Hotels Plc is one of Africa’s leading hospitality companies, committed to redefining service standards across the continent, while remaining truly and Authentically African. 2017 was marked by unprecedented global changes. It marked the 10th year of the global financial crisis flagged by inflation and volatilities in the foreign exchange market. We also witnessed the growth of the middle class, impacted by globalisation and accelerated digital connectivity across Africa. These realities have impacted how do we do business, and our Corporate Social Responsibility efforts.
In view of this, we have united our 1,694 team members, partners and communities to contribute to our Corporate Social Responsibility efforts, to Improve lives and Transform the Continent. We adopt a collective approach to leveraging our local and global resources to create equal opportunities, empower our communities and preserve our environment.
Because of our sustainability and social impact activities, Transcorp Hotels Calabar won the Best Safety compliant hotel in 2017, while Transcorp Hilton, Abuja won the Travel with Purpose action Grant for the Middle East and Africa in 2018. These achievements are important to us because it is a reminder for us to push towards the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
We appreciate the opportunity to ensure the way we do business addressed some of the most pressing challenges in Africa and the world at large and look forward to sharing this journey with you.
We achieved remarkable milestones reflected throughout this sustainability and social impact report. Some of our achievements include:
1. Contributing towards the empowerment of African Entrepreneurs through the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme. This programme is Africa’s largest philanthropic initiative, with a $100m commitment to empower 10,000 entrepreneurs over 10 years to create a million jobs and add $10billion in revenue to Africa’s economy.
2. Partnering with ACE Charity, a non-profit organisation to extend our reach to communities where we operate. In 2017 through this partnership, we drew attention to the power of recycling waste by repurposing used bath soaps into new soap bars donated to the pupils of local schools.
3. Supporting hospitals, resettlement camps, prisons and public schools with food supplies, toiletries, pillows, bedsheets and facilities to improve in the standard of living.
4. Providing training and awareness in health and safety management to help minimize harm to our stakeholders and Staff are trained to assess and respond appropriately to threatening situations at places of business and its environment.
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