Chinese enterprises in Kenya integrate social responsibility in key operations

Updated 2017-05-30 11:00:12 Xinhua

Robust involvement in activities that promote social good and ecological sustainability has become the defining feature of Chinese firms that have invested in Kenya, a report said on Monday.

The 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, launched by the China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), revealed great enthusiasm by Chinese firms to advance the welfare of Kenyan communities.

Kenyan officials, Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Liu Xianfa and senior executives from the CCCC, attended the launch of the CSR reports that gave a positive score on the activities of Chinese firms.

Principal Secretary of Kenya's Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, Paul Maringa Mwangi, lauded Chinese firms for prioritizing community welfare and ecological protection during implementation of mega infrastructure projects in the country.

"Social and environmental consciousness has become the defining feature of modern businesses and Chinese firms have embraced this concept whose impact is being felt in the country," Mwangi remarked

Mwangi noted that over 34,000 Kenyans have benefited from skills development provided by CRBC as part of its corporate social responsibility.

Liu said Beijing supports social and environmental consciousness in overseas investments to help improve living standards of local people.

He noted that corporate social responsibility has improved the image of Chinese firms abroad while enhancing their competitiveness in the global market.

Kenya is keen to strengthen partnership with Chinese firms to modernize its infrastructure, foster environmental protection and skills upgrade for the country's youth.

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