CCC’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) philosophy originated from the Founders’ strong belief that the Company has an obligation towards its stakeholders including employees, clients, partners, subcontractors, and society at large. To achieve continuous business success, CCC believes in the significance of having a solid commitment to corporate responsibility. Maximizing the Company’s profits has always come second to human development, employee wellbeing and social investment in the communities where CCC has an operational presence.
CCC’s CSR approach is guided by the Company’s core ethical values and principles which focus on integrity, transparency, and fairness in managing its business affairs and in its relationship with stakeholders including its employees who are considered to be an asset and the driving force behind its achievements and thriving business.
Throughout the history of CCC the culture of giving and philanthropic deeds have been at the forefront and have played a key role in the Company’s success and prosperity. Even before the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) became popular in the business world and before the establishment of the CSR department, CCC’s continued humanitarian giving was embedded in the Founders’ beliefs and values.
To address its commitment to improving peoples’ quality of life and standards of living, CCC became a signatory of the UN Global Compact (UNGC) on March 1, 2001. CCC supports the ten principles of the UN Global Compact pertaining to human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption and strives to use the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN Global Compact as its guide in developing corporate social responsible initiatives and projects that will improve the wellbeing of communities in which it operates. Even though CCC’s philanthropy started a long time before the existence of the CSR Department, the department’s establishment in 2017 was to reinforce CCC’s Founders’ belief in giving back to society and making it a safer and better place to live in.
The mission of the CSR Department is to build on CCC’s philanthropic culture, improve the welfare of its employees, and enhance the long term economic and social sustainability of communities where CCC conducts its business. The CSR Department is committed to bettering the livelihood of communities by designing programs and initiatives that address their concerns and needs.
CCC’s Corporate Social Responsibility Department (CSR) undertakes the role of “Corporate Citizenship” to ensure that business values and behaviour are aligned to balance between improving and developing the company’s business as well as improving the quality of life of its workforce, their families, local communities and societies at large.
Its corporate giving strategy is to improve the social and economic livelihood of marginalized and underprivileged communities. Its strategy and community development will include financial support and in-kind contribution in the form of volunteerism in areas where CCC possesses expertise and leverage. CCC will focus on the following themes of crucial importance and which are in line with the UN Compact Sustainable Development Goals of the UN Global Compact:
- Education, Capacity Building and Employment Creation
- Science, Technology and Innovation
- Humanitarian Aid and Relief
In all areas of operation CCC’s CSR commitment manifests itself through programs of corporate citizenship ensuring that business decisions balance between contributing to company growth and improving the quality of life for employees, their families, communities and societies at large. Carrying on in the footsteps of its founders, CCC believes that business should be conducted in a manner which will benefit the local and global communities where CCC operates. CCC has engraved its humanitarian and philanthropic footprints in support of social development, health and education in every country or area that CCC had operated or passed through. In line with CCC Core Values, Guiding Principles and Code of Practice, CCC is committed to working closely with local communities to contribute to their economic and social development, offer employment opportunities, utilize local resources and enhance their quality of life. CCC is a supporter, partner, contributor and sponsor to:
- International and Local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s)
- Humanitarian Societies and Charitable Institutions
- Health, Educational, Social and Environmental Programs & Organizations
- Social, Cultural, Civil and Philanthropic Activities
- Sustainable Development Programs of Local Communities