Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : July 19th 2015 Contents Partnering with non-governmental organ-
isations and community-based organisations
involved in the environment are also valued
mechanisms whereby businesses and cor-
porate entities could get involved in CSR
initiatives and build their public portfolio.
Corporate entity, Atlantic has been suc-
cessful in this joint-conservation initiative
through its partnership with Turtle Village
Trust. Their efforts focus on protecting and
conserving the sea turtle population while
building awareness of the need to save our
five species of sea turtles (loggerhead, green,
leatherback, hawksbill and olive ridley),
which were also designated as Environ-
mentally Sensitive Species in 2014.
The Environmental Management Authority
(EMA) also encourages individuals, businesses
and corporate entities to get involved with
environmental projects through its Biennial
Green Leaf Awards project which recognises
various entities for their sustainable contri-
bution towards our environment.
More recently, the EMA launched a recy-
cling project wherein it is seeking capable
individuals, firms, NGOs and CBOs for pro-
posed business opportunities in the field of
Simply obtaining the required approvals
and certificates from the EMA will position
your organisation one step closer towards
adhering to environmentally sound practices.
However, CSR goes beyond what is pre-
scribed in law. It relates to the act of giving
back to society, contributing to its people,
the community and the environment, and
building goodwill among the citizenry.
Environmental CSR no longer is a one-
off activity such as a random tree planting
exercise or beach clean-up activity, but is a
sustained commitment to our environment
investing in the merits of such activities and
nurturing the project into one that is sus-
tainably beneficial for all---people-centred,
environment-oriented and profit-driven.
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Office of Deputy Director, Maritime Services (Range 63)
Maritime Services Division, Ministry of Transport
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for appointment to the above mentioned
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months to 4 years) as Master or Chief Engineer of a Foreign-Going ship and training as evidenced
by the holding of a Certificate of Competency as Master or as Chief Engineer of a Foreign-Going
ship and a degree from a recognized university or other institution in a maritime safety or related
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Salary: Range 63: $15,468 (2013).
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Interested persons must submit their application no later than 27th July, 2015 to The Director of
Personnel Administration, Service Commissions Department:
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Persons who have applied previously and who still wish to be considered for appointment to
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INCOMPLETE AND UNSUITABLE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEGED.
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the expectations of shareholders and stakeholders.
A properly implemented CSR concept can bring
along a variety of competitive advantages, such as
enhanced access to capital and markets, increased
sales and profits, operational cost savings, improved
productivity and quality, efficient human resource
base, improved brand image and reputation, enhanced
customer loyalty, better decision making and risk
In the case of Cisco, its CSR vision is to build envi-
ronmental sustainability into each business function
and process. Cisco s efforts include aggressive targets
to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from their
operations and suppliers worldwide.
In 2012, Cisco completed two five-year GHG emis-
sion reduction goals and announced five more targets
in 2013. According to Cisco s 2014 CSR report, Cisco:
• Installed three solar photovoltaic (PV) systems
at facilities in Texas and Bangalore, India, that will
produce two million kilowatt hours of electricity
annually, saving over $380,000 and preventing more
than 1,150 metric tonne of carbon emissions each
• Achieved a 30 per cent absolute reduction in
Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions worldwide, from a
• Reported that 100 per cent of our key manu-
facturing and logistics suppliers reported their GHG
emissions to a Carbon Disclosure Project
In T&T, significant and varied opportunities exist
for businesses to get involved in the environment.
The T&T Chamber of Industry and Commerce made
this more a reality for businesses through the estab-
lishment of a CSR committee in 2007 to provide
support and assistance in areas relevant to its mem-
The committee s mission is to build a platform for
learning, advocacy and technical assistance that
enables every business to be an active partner in cre-
ating a socially and environmentally sustainable T&T
Apply CSR concepts to benefit your business
From page B6
Bank of America moved into green buildings that are
certified by the US Green Building Council.
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