Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives

 

Nurture Our World Activations

 

The Nurture our World (NOW) ethos leads numerous sustainability initiatives with our clients, suppliers and staff. As far as possible, these activities are linked to existing national and global events or initiatives. For more information on our activities, email the CTICC Sustainability Officer

 

During Water Week from the 18th to the 24th of March, the CTICC highlighted the importance of water savings through various activations with its local community partners.

 

Ikhaya Le Themba water awareness activation 

CTICC staff participated in a water awareness campaign with its local community partner, Ikhaya Le Themba and Yomelela Primary School. As part of the day’s activities, CTICC staff was involved in a water awareness presentation and handed learners 140 children-friendly hand sanitisers, juice and snack bars. The CTICC additionally installed 10 hand sanitizer dispensers and donated 50 litres of hand sanitiser to the school.

 

Mother’s Unite water awareness activation 

CTICC staff attended a Mother’s Unite World Water Day activations which taught kids about water saving and the current water restrictions in the Western Cape. The CTICC handed over 40 units of 5l bottles of water, 10 units of 20l of water dispenser containers, 150 bottles of 500ml bottles of water, and 150 cupcakes, and four specially produced water awareness posters.

 

Abalimi Bezekhaya water awareness activation 

The CTICC donated 10m³ of cow manure to Abalimi Bezekhaya. The manure was distributed to the organisations various garden centres for urban gardening. Cow manure keeps soil most and allows farmers and gardeners to use less water for irrigation.

 

Activations completed in 2017:

 

Cupcake Donation to the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation - December 2017

The CTICC’s chefs created 300 colourful cupcakes for The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation as a contribution to their children’s Christmas event.

 

Mzamo Women Skills Development through job creation - November 2017

For the CTICC’s internal World Aids Day and 16 Days of Activism awareness campaigns, the centre approached the the Mzamo Women Skills Development to produce hand-made beaded items to aid  job creation for the women of the community project.

 

Jireh Community Project venue sponsorship - November 2017

The CTICC provided venue sponsorship for Jireh Community Project to host their annual children’s concert. The centre additionally provide the community project with cupcakes and branded peak caps for their ushers.

 

AfricaCom  - Job creation through the donation of wood - November 2017 

While hosting AfricaCom 2017 at the CTICC, the client in partnership with the CTICC, identified several avenues for recycling and upcycling waste. The CTICC’s local community partner, Mother’s Unite, was invited to collect wood for upcycling and job creation. The non-profit organisation created products that could be sold.

 

Santa Shoebox Project venue sponsorship - November 2017

The CTICC was once again the drop-off point for Santa Shoebox Project’s annual shoebox gift drop-off. The centre, one of the project’s biggest drop-off sites in the province, provided the organisation with venue sponsorship.

 

Journey of Enrichment Activation - November 2017

In an effort to support our local community partners, the CTICC provided Journey of Enrichment with food items including chicken, vegetables, rice, and oil, for their Food for Change Project, which provides historically disadvantaged communities with a cooked meal.

 

COSATU Senior Citizen Day - October 2017

The CTICC welcomed Cape Town’s senior citizens during the COSATU Senior Citizens Day. The CTICC sponsored the venue and prepared sandwiches for the elderly.

 

Breast cancer awareness day - October 2017

The CTICC ran an internal breast cancer awareness campaign providing staff with information on breast cancer. Staff additionally donated money in exchange for a pink ribbon in support of breast cancer awareness. The money collected was matched by the CTICC and donated to (FARR) Foundation for Alcohol Related Research, one of the centre’s local community partners.

 

Amazing Race for students at Etafeni Day Care Centre Trust - September 2017

The CTICC became a pit stop for the Etafeni Day Care Centre Trust during their Amazing Race activation. The activation saw Etafeni students visiting various landmarks in and around Cape Town with the CTICC featuring as one of the prominent landmarks. At their pit stop, the CTICC provided refreshments and snack table for the volunteers and students.

 

International Day of Older Persons at Ruyterwacht Senior Centre - September 2017

International Day of Older Persons is held on the 1st of October each year. The CTICC commemorate this day by visiting and spending some time with the 240 seniors at Ruyterwacht Senior Centre. The CTICC provided the seniors with lunch and care packages. 

 

International Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Day - September 2017

The CTICC’s Food and Beverage department sponsored 100 bottles of water to one of the centre’s local community partners FARR (Foundation for Alcohol Related Research) for their 9km awareness walk which commemorated International Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Day.

 

Ikhaya Le Themba Stationery Handover - August 2017 

The CTICC was alerted by one of its local community partners, Ikhaya Le Themba, that it was in urgent need of stationery for its training workshops at Yomelela Primary School in Khayelitsha. Conferences hosted at the centre kindly donate conference bags, pens, notebooks, and much more, which the CTICC donated to Ikhaya Le Themba.

 

Journey of Enrichment Blanket and Food Drive - August 2017

CTICC staff and suppliers took part in a split pea and blanket drive to assist one of the the centre’s local community partners, Journey of Enrichment. The CTICC handed over 120 packets of split peas, 86 blankets and 1 000 500ml soup bowls and lids.

 

Mothers Unite 10th Anniversary Birthday Cake Donation - August 2017

The CTICC’s local community partner, Mothers Unite, celebrated their 10th anniversary. To commemorate this special day, the CTICC baked and donated a beautiful personalised cake to Mother’s Unite.

 

FARR Annual General Meeting - August 2017 

The CTICC provided venue sponsorship to one of its local community partners, FARR (Foundation for Alcohol Related Research), who hosted their Annual General Meeting, as well as their 20th birthday, at the centre. The CTICC’s pastry kitchen celebrated with FARR by donating a customized birthday cake.

 

Mandela Day - July 2017

To commemorate Mandela Day, the CTICC’s Food & Beverage Department prepared pots of soup and sandwiches for the refugees who queued at the Customs House building in Cape Town. CTICC staff volunteered their time to hand out bowls of soup and sandwiches.

 

Rondebosch East Primary School Carpet Donation - July 2017

In keeping with Mandela Day, the CTICC donated carpets to Rondebosch East Primary School in Rondebosch East. 

 

 

 

 

 

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