Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
At Gemi, we recognize that the economic, social and physical environment in which our company operates can affect
our success as an enterprise. We also recognize that our actions can have an impact on the communities in which we operate.
Therefore, we acknowledge our responsibility as a good corporate citizen to have what we call ‘Corporate Botho’ and contribute
some of our resources back to our communities.
By doing so, we will:
• Help by giving to the less fortunate.
• Have purposefully 'biased’ policies that support the under-privileged and other marginalized members of our society including destitutes, women, orphans and other "at-risk" children.
• Support the Government’s mission and overall efforts in healthcare.
• Enhance our image with our communities, our customers, our associates and our employment recruits.
With that understanding, we identify three fundamental elements in our CSR Philosophy:
First, the company must be financially successful. The foundation of Gemi’s corporate citizenship will be our ongoing financial success. Our financial success as an enterprise will be a major factor in determining the level of resources that we can devote to charitable contributions.
Second, we must understand and be sensitive to the legitimate interests of our various constituencies including shareholders, communities, neighbors, associates/ employees and customers.
Third, we will apply initiative and creativity as well as financial support towards improving the economic, social and physical well-being of the environment in which our company operates, and will encourage and support the efforts of our associates to make their own contributions as well.
Our CSR Mission will be to serve local NGOs, institutions and agencies in Botswana through direct donations, volunteer support and healthcare education. Our contributions program will focus on improving the mental, social and physical well-being of all in our communities, especially the less fortunate. Special consideration for contributions will be given to qualifying health-related programs in which Gemi associates/ employees are involved through volunteer efforts or other active support.