Introduction to the ANSA McAL CSR Report 2009:
It is the core corporate responsibility of the ANSA McAL Group of Companies
to its employees, customers, shareholders and society, to pursue its corporate
value enhancement through innovation, preservation and sound business practice.
ANSA McAL Limited recognises that its business activities have direct and
indirect impact on the societies in which it operates, and therefore sound
business practice requires that business decisions give due consideration to the
interests of its stakeholders, including shareholders, customers, employees,
suppliers, business partners, local communities and other organisations.
The ANSA McAL Group will endeavour to conduct its business and partnerships
in keeping with the principles of performance excellence and value creation for
all partners and stakeholders. In line with this basic view, the ANSA McAL
Group’s CSR activities are focused on sustainability, community and other
partnerships, environmental conservatism, and on harvesting the inherent power
of our people. In 2009, the ANSA McAL Group invested approximately seven million
Trinidad and Tobago dollars (TTD 7,000,000.00) in developing its CSR portfolio.
First, ANSA McAL Limited endeavours to ensure the sustainability of its
business operations. To this end, the Group has established effective systems
for corporate governance and compliance to ensure sound business practices. At
the same time, the Group promotes efforts to ensure the quality and
environmental soundness of its products and services over the entire supply
chain and value chain including its operations. ANSA McAL also believes in the
importance of fostering diverse and lively workplaces and employees with a high
level of social awareness.
Recognising fully that its business activities affect both society and the
environment in direct and indirect ways, the Group takes steps to ensure this
impact is beneficial to all stakeholders. Second, ANSA McAL strives to
contribute to the realisation of a sustainable society. With the aim of
addressing the issues facing global society today and realising a sustainable
global environment, ANSA McAL aims to create value by promoting and supporting
initiatives that draw on the capabilities of employees, and community partners.
AAs expressed in the key phrase “Excellence in Action”, ANSA McAL Limited
continues to undertake a variety of CSR activities and to promote effective
disclosure and communication with stakeholders. This report provides an overview
of the CSR activities within the larger Trinidad and Tobago based conglomerate,
along with briefs of the Groups regional subsidiaries.
Carib Brewery Limited continues to be one of the flagship subsidiaries of the
ANSA McAL Group of companies as it relates to the tangible impact of CSR within
our communities, our cultural expression, and sporting excellence. Carib, as it
is fondly called, partnered with a number of organisations in developing some
form of participatory excellence, whilst at the same time building and
bolstering their various brands.
In the sporting arena, CARIB partnered with the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket
Board, the Arima Race Club, the Carib Rugby Club and Stag Northerners, the Soca
Warriors (Trinidad and Tobago National Football Team), the Shandy Carib
Magnolias Hockey Club, the Tobago Game Fishing Association, the Trinidad and
Tobago Rally Club, the Royal Extra Lions Basketball team and the Stag Super 10
Basketball League. ANSA Technologies, the Group’s subsidiary based in
Pointe-a-Pierre, focused on supporting the Southern Games, 2009, the Marvin
Fausting Soccer Coaching clinic, along with the Union Hall Sports and Cultural
The Guardian Sports Desk also conceptualised and developed the “Guardian
Sports Desk Secondary Schools Seminar Series,” where prominent sport
personalities participate via sharing their experiences in the sporting arena.
ABEL/BESTCRETE continued its support of its fenceline community with the
continued provision of its football field, and maintainence and up-keep of its
pavilion for use by the community. The TATIL Group, in collaboration with ANSA
Merchant Bank Limited, continued its hosting of the AMBL/ TATIL Open Golf
Championship for 2009.
Cultural Expression forms an intrinsic part of any society. The ANSA McAL
Group understands the importance of supporting and partnering with the
development of culture and the impact on our people. Again, CARIB Brewery, as is
customary, played a significant role in the bolstering of the cultural
expression in 2009, by sponsoring over twenty Carnival Bands ranging from small
bands to medium bands and over forty jouvert bands.
The support also included the Kiddies Carnival, with an approximate total of
over eight thousand child participants. The St. James “We Beat” cultural
exposition and the Point Fortin Borough Day also benefited from this extensive
partnership. Partnerships under the umbrella of culture also includes a number
of steel bands, such as the Longdenville Claytones.
Community / NGO / FBO Partnerships:
ABEL/BESTCRETE continued its partnership with the Youth Training Centre and
the Vision on Mission Programme, employing persons from each programme, and
tooling participants to move from being unskilled to becoming employable. The
Guardian in Education programme sought to train young persons in developing
their journalistic and writing competencies and continued to enjoy significant
rewards and growth in participation in this area.
In keeping in the vein of the development of our youth, the ANSA McAL Group,
along with ANSA Technologies, supported the attendance of over fifteen students
from various colleges around Trinidad and Tobago at the Global Youth Leadership
Conference, hosted in two locations including Washington and Japan.
The Guardian neediest cases fund also amassed a total of three hundred and
forty nine thousand Trinidad and Tobago Dollars (TTD 349, 000.00) from donations
made by Guardian readers. The ANSA Foundation’s contribution to the neediest
cases fund continues to be impactful, whilst also in 2009, donating an ambulance
valued at two hundred and fourteen thousand, three hundred dollars (TTD 214,
300.00). ANSA Chemicals continued to develop on its Make a Child Smile
initiative, where children from the Philips Children Orphanage are treated on an
This subsidiary also continued its Christmas Share Programme, where families
are presented with food hampers at Christmas time. In collaboration with the
CAER committee, ANSA Chemicals also adopted the Anglican Junior Primary School
in Claxton Bay. The partnerships with the community, NGOs, FBOs and other
organizations encompassed a wide ranging gamut from the donation of product
hampers to the donation of paint and building supplies. The totality of this
partnership support within our communities remains a sizable portfolio within
the Group’s CSR drive.
ANSA McAL Barbados Limited
ANSA McAL Barbados Limited via its subsidiaries including Consolidated
Finance, McEnearney Quality Inc., Stokes & Bynoe, A&R Tempro, Brydens
Distrution, Brydens Barbarees Ltd., Brydens Business Solutions, Brydens Retail,
Brydens Xpress Inc., invested more than two hundred and fifty thousand dollars
(TTD$250,000.00) in a number of nongovernmental associations, schools, youth
leadership initiatives and sporting bodies.
Key recipients included the Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners, the
Cancer Support Services, the School of Clinical Research, various educational
grants, the TeleBarbados Golf tournament, Barbados Cadet Association, Barbados
Bridge League, and the Fustic Youth Cricket Club.
ANSA McAL Trading Guyana Limited
ANSA McAL Trading Guyana Limited invested over seven hundred thousand (TTD
$700,000) in support and partnerships over 2009. In the sporting arena, the
subsidiary sponsored the Carib National Softball Cricket Tournament in
collaboration with the Guyana Ministry of Sport. Junior athletes from the Guyana
squash association, the East Demerara Football Association and the Guyana
National Karate Team were also beneficiaries of Corporate Support. In
collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, AMTL supported the
Mashramani celebrations, including the creation of a “Mac-C” carnival band.
The sponsorship and support reach of ANSA McAL Trading Guyana Limited
included the conduct of medical clinics in collaboration with the Rotary Club.
In addition to the development of household hygiene awareness in schools,
utilising the Trin Chloro Bleach Brand. The Penta Brand was also used in the
Tourism Awareness Month to repaint Benches along the seawall. AMTL ended their
year on a high note, as in December 2009, over fifty (50) organisations received
donations, and other forms of support during this period.
St. Kitts Breweries Limited
St. Kitts Breweries Limited invested over three hundred and sixty six
thousand Trinidad and Tobago dollars (TTD 366,000.00) in social and community
based infrastructure. The Breweries invested in the sponsorship of the under 19
schools cricket for seven schools on the island, along with sponsorship of a
variety of athletic sports for twelve schools.
Other events that were supported by St. Kitts Breweries include the
International Triathalon, a Celebrity Golf Tournament, the Community village
festival, the Nevis Culturama - held on the August Monday weekend, the St. Kitts
Carnival, and The St. Kitts and Nevis Fishing Tournaments.
Grenada Breweries Limited
GBL remains committed to its corporate social responsibility within the tri
island state of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Throughout 2009, GBL
made significant investments in area of sports through the sponsorship of the
2009 Intercollegiate Athletic Sports Meet, the Grenada Triathlon, the St.
Andrews Cricket League, recognised as the largest single cricket tournament
throughout the Caribbean, and a host of other community based sporting
GBL also made significant monetary contributions to charitable, cultural and
social welfare organisations such as the Y.W.C.A., Grenada Patient Kidney
Association, Grencoda, and the Grenada National Museum, to assist with the
furthering of their chartered agendas. 2009 saw GBL strengthening vital ties
with the Royal Grenada Police Force Welfare Society, to ensure that their
community outreach programmes met the stated objectives and goals. GBL partnered
with community based groups throughout Grenada, seeking to raise funds for
community development projects such as the Mt. Moritz Community Development
Organisation last Sunday in the month morning breakfast and the St. Marks
Community Development Committee monthly food festival.
(ANSA McAL US) & DCI Miami
Employees of ANSA McAL (US) Inc & DCI Miami Inc, came together with family
and friends to form a team in the name of ANSA McAL to participate in the Susan
G. Komen 2009 Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Komen Race for the Cure. This 5K Run/ Walk
was held on Saturday October 17, 2009 beginning at the Bayfront Park, Miami,
Florida. The Komen Race for the Cure is aimed at raising the awareness of Breast
Cancer and treatment and has for the past 25 years been supporting every advance
in Breast Cancer research.
The ANSA McAL Group of Companies firmly believes that the success of its
business is driven by the success of its people. In keeping with this belief,
the Group designed and launched the ANSA McAL Core Values. The Group’s Core
Values form the essential fabric underpinning the way in which the Group
operates. In other words, it’s the Group’s DNA. The Core Values include:
Employee Centered, Customer Excellence, Creativity and Innovation, Social
Responsibility and Respect and Trust. The Group also revised and refreshed its
Group Awards Programme, ensuring a direct link between performance excellence
and the reward and recognition programme.
The revised Group Awards seek to recognise subsidiary based excellence within
the following categories: HSSE Award, Most Socially Responsible, Best Management
of Working Capital, achieving positive budgeted Economic Value Creation,
Surpassing Budgeted Profit, Most Technologically Pioneering. In addition to the
revision and reintroduction of the Subsidiary based awards, the Group sought to
also reintroduce the Employee of the Month reward system, where employees’
excellence can be tangible recognised and rewarded.
In support of good Corporate Social Responsibility, Carib Glassworks Limited
(CGL) removed some Five Thousand, Two Hundred and Sixty-five Tons (equivalent to
approximately 19 million bottles) of glass from the land-fills, rivers, drains,
coasts and communities for the year 2009, providing relief to the environment.
Of the 5265 Tons removed, the Public Campaign, on its own, prevented three
thousand nine hundred and sixty-nine – 3969 Tons from reaching the landfill and
CGL worked one to one with consumers reaching their doorsteps to remove glass
containers stored at their homes. CGL also worked with the local contractors to
re-create the value of selling bottles. CGL has advocated the need for including
the “Go-Green” Concept as in corporate governance. CGL also supported the
Caribbean region by purchasing eight hundred and thirty-seven point four – 837.4
Tons (three million three hundred and fifty thousand bottles) of glass bottles
from various islands, and contributing to their environmental objectives. Carib
Glassworks Limited was nominated in their category in the South Chamber CSR
Award for 2009, and was a finalist in that category for their impactful work on
ANSA Polymer will soon have the capacity to grind used beverage crates and
recycle all of the ground HDPE for use in production. At a weight of four (4)
pounds per crate, this is an equivalent to 1628 pounds of plastic material that
will not be disposed of, but will be recycled.
As is customary, members of the ANSA McAL Group participated in the 2009
International Coastal Clean up campaign simultaneously being hosted in a number
of countries across the Globe. Team ANSA McAL included employees from each of
its subsidiary companies. All banded together, with an understanding of the
importance of maintaining our coastlines and the mitigation of the impact on our