At Alteo, we recognise that our continued growth as a group depends on our ability to build trust-based relationships with our stakeholders.
We believe that we are responsible for supporting and giving back to the communities that live in our areas of operation.
Alteo’s corporate responsibility priorities in Mauritius are:
- Education and employability
- The environment
In particular, we invest in the Anahita Centre for Excellence (ACE), an entity that funds socio-economic development projects in the vicinity of Anahita. Alteo also funds
- Lakaz Lespwar Olivia, an NGO managed by Caritas Mauritius that works with vulnerable families in the Mauritian region of Olivia to help them emerge from poverty and integrate socially
- Faucon Flacq Sports Club, a regional sports club in the Flacq area
- Other local NGOs who help improve vulnerable groups’ access to education
Alteo funds community engagement activities in Tanzania via NGO FT Kilimanjaro (FTK), an initiative that is jointly run by the Dutch FEMI Foundation and TPC Ltd. FTK works mainly with communities in the vicinity of the TPC estate and the Lower Moshi region. Its objectives are to:
- Improve access to quality pre-primary, primary and secondary education and develop vocational and adult education
- Improve access to primary healthcare locally and more specialised care further afield, while improving the local community’s general health and health awareness
- Increase the community’s ability to generate income from a range of source, including via agricultural and entrepreneurial activities
- Improving basic infrastructure including by building and maintaining roads and increasing access to electricity, access to water and safe and reliable housing FTK works with the community and local authorities to empower them to take over and sustain each of the initiatives it develops and funds.
Alteo has a track record of actively engaging with local growers in Transmara’s area of operations. We provide extensive practical support to the grower community, and also hold regular ‘barazas’, or public meetings, in each cane supply area to discuss villagers’ wellbeing. Transmara has also helped upgrade the local road infrastructure, improved community members’ access to water, and funded schools and health infrastructure.