CWS makes local contribution to global environment initiative
Cable & Wireless Seychelles (CWS) joined the local communities to participate in the global initiative – Clean Up the World which is a community based environmental campaign that inspires and empowers communities from every corner of the globe to clean up, fix up and conserve their environment. A group of volunteers in various departments of the company gave up their Friday afternoon for a visit at the North East Point Hospice whereby all patients were given a bouquet following which the team started with cleaning and beautifying of the garden. Several palm and fruits trees were planted and also two truck loads of broken and unused furniture were transported to the landfill. This forms part of our CSR initiative following our adoption of the hospice in November 2009. This year marked the 18th year of the Clean Up the World, held in conjunction with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), mobilises an estimated 35 million volunteers from 120 countries, making it one of the largest community–based environmental campaigns in the world. The campaign brings together businesses, community groups, schools, governments and individuals in a range of activities and programs that positively improve local environments.