Corporate Social Responsibilities
CSR is corporate philanthropy. This includes monetary donations and aid given to local and non-profit organization and communities, including donations in areas such as education, health and poverty just to mention a few. CSR is the process with the aim of embrace responsibility for the company ‘s actions and encourage a positive impact through its activities on the environment, consumers, employees, communities, stake holders and all other members of the public sphere who may also be considered as stake holders.
A company’s sense of responsibility towards the community and environment is one of the Lake Group’s policies which have been practiced since commencement of its operations in 2006 in Dar es salaam, Tanzania. In April 2014, Lake Group reached a decision to extend a helping hand to maternal wards by providing Medical equipments to three municipal in Dar es Salaam as hereunder:
1) Beds for delivery
2) Tools for delivery (delivery kits)
3) Wheel chairs
4) Stretchers for delivery purpose
5) BP Machines
6) Examination lumps
The hospitals that enjoyed this aid were Mwananyamala Municipal Hospital – Kinondoni District, Amana Municipal Hospital – Ilala and Temeke hospital. Items were received by Dr. Kawawa and Dr. Mwaikasu on behalf of the Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner at the occasion held at Mwananyamala Hospital.
The Dar es Salaam medical in charge, said that “The aid has been given in a right time due to the fact that many, public hospitals facing the shortage of medical equipments. We would like to encourage other companies to follow what has been started by Lake Group”.
On the other hand, Lake Group representatives said that “we believe this aid will help to reduce the death rate caused by preventable maternal problems, as a company, our happiness comes, when we contribute to improve health facilities in our community”. In addition, the company promised the Regional Health Committee to continue aiding in Health sector as much as we can.