The Contec Global Group’s initiatives in the arena of Corporate Social Responsibility derive from our firm belief in the inherent potential, dignity and sovereignty of every individual and the interrelatedness of all forms of life and nature. We believe in creating abundance for all through empowerment of the underprivileged, as well as the protection of the planet’s finite resources through our various initiatives – big and small, directly and indirectly.
The Group follows the trusteeship model of Corporate Governance. The basic tenets of our governance model evolve from our strong belief in the ultimately ‘social’ nature of business, and our desire to be key participants in the overall economic and social development of the environment it which we operate. We believe that the true measure of success of the company lies in the fulfilment of our social responsibility towards the communities that each of the businesses serves.
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These include making available physical and financial resources in the form of educational programs, computer equipment, healthcare facilities, and infrastructure grants, so that underprivileged strata of society are empowered to make positive changes in their own environment.
At its most basic level, it is conceptualized to serve as a bridge between Africa and the rest of the world, facilitating exchange on every platform from promoting cultural exchange, to facilitating trade, business and investment at every level.
Despite various efforts at integrating Africa and the rest of the World in terms of economic development and co-operation in the areas of economy and infrastructure, the on-ground reality is far different than what is showcased. The irony of the situation is that in reality most of Africa has an overabundance of natural and human resources that are not being tapped due to a variety of reasons, mostly political.
Our intention is not to undertake ‘humanitarian’ initiatives in the form of ‘aid’ – but to channelize the interchange of energies at every level of human activity into and out of this great continent and bring it to the forefront of the world stage.
Contec Global’s longstanding presence in Africa has led to a very special affinity with this great continent. The group believes that it can make a substantial contribution in bridging the divide between Africa and the rest of the world. In the first stage of its plans, the African Secretariat has begun operations to implement its vision by serving as an interface between Africa and India.