Barclays Mauritius has been recognised for its contribution to the healthcare sector in the country at the inaugural Corporate Social Responsibility Awards.
It was acknowledged for making a “sustained contribution to build a healthier society” and in particular, for its commitment to fighting diabetes, which is an important part of Barclays Mauritius’ community investment programme.
The event, organised this week by accounting company BDO, aims to recognise companies which have shown innovation, leadership and a sustained commitment to social responsibility in Mauritius.
Anil Gujjalu, Chief Operating Officer, Barclays Mauritius, was at the event to receive the award and said: “The award is dedicated to all Barclays Mauritius colleagues who continuously devote their time and energy in community activities.
“This year, more than 900 Barclays Mauritius colleagues were involved in volunteering activities.”
Awards were also given out to recognise the business community’s contribution to the education sector, the environment, and the country’s socio-economic development. A total of 30 companies submitted entries to the awards.
Barclays Mauritius’ initiatives to fight diabetes is part of Looking after Local Communities, a community investment programme in which Barclays invests in the neighbourhoods, towns, cities and countries around the world where it operates.