African Sun

CSR Initiatives

7 Sustainable Development Goals initiatives

 

No Poverty

No Poverty


Elephant Hills Hotel and Conference Centre donated to Rose of Sharon Welfare organisation. The donation comprised linen, towels and bed sheets. While handing over the donation, the hotel also provided snacks to the children and this provided some heart-warming cheer.

Carribbea Bay Resort made linen donations to Kariba hospital. Up Cycling project has seen 250 hospital gowns made by The Victoria Falls Hotel donated to Victoria Falls 40 bed hospital made from condemned sheets from rooms which have fabric in good condition.

Towels have been made into flower pots in a pilot project that will empower youth in Victoria Falls through making these commercially. In 2019 the Hotel adopted Sizinda Secondary School and repainted all the classrooms blocks, made 6 teachers desks and repaired 150 chairs in addition to new shelving using recycled wood from its pallets on importations.

 

 

Zero Hunger

Zero Hunger


The Monomotapa hotel hosted a luncheon to feed Harare street kids as well as made donations to Amaruran Home, All Souls and Shammah Children’s Home. The hotel also provided garden implements for Harare Gardens Park and mower spares for the Harare City Council.

 

 

Good Health and Well Being

Good Health and Well Being


The Group is intent on promoting employee wellness at the workplace through following a religious wellness calendar. We have the following strategic initiatives for the company:

  • All our employees and immediate family members are on mandatory medical aid in line with the group policy;
  • Employee wellness days are designated for each hotel and our current Medical aid service providers assist the Hotels. In March 2019 all our hotels conducted their wellness day
  • Hotels have monthly state of the hotel platforms to engage with all employees and annual Managing director`s tour to engage with staff.
  • The Holiday Inns annually celebrate a service week in recognition of our colleagues.
  • The group has a clinic in the Victoria Falls resort which caters for the health needs of all employees within the destination.
  • In conjunction with the Victoria Falls Hospital the Victoria Falls Clinic also provides AVRs to our employees in need of these drugs.
  • Fire life and safety training programs for all staff
  • Employee health and safety policies are in place including the group HIV & Aids policy

 

Hotels have been running quarterly Employee Wellness programs including Zumba fitness training, HIV/AIDS testing, Blood Pressure, Eye tests and BMI checking in partnership with CellMed Medical Aid and First Mutual Life Health across all the hotels. Staff get an
opportunity to relieve stress during the fun and interactive fitness classes and are equipped with tools to manage their mental health.

Hotels observed October Breast Cancer Awareness month with staff wearing pink ribbons, encouraging mammograms and donated funds towards the Elizabeth Chanakira Cancer Trust. World AIDS Day was also observed in all hotels with voluntary counselling and testing made available to staff

 

 

Quality Education

Quality Education


Delegates from African Sun attended the 15th Chinhoyi University graduation ceremony in October 2019. A total of 2,243 students were capped. In the School of Hospitality and Tourism the following students received awards sponsored by African Sun: Best Graduating Student in Hospitality and Tourism with Vice Chancellor’s Award- Bekezela Chakavanda. She received a Trophy and a cash prize of ZWL2,000. Bekezela is currently employed at the Monomotapa Hotel as a Guest Relations Officer. Second Best Graduating Student with First Class in BSc. Hospitality and Tourism- Tapiwa Lunga received a Trophy and cash prize of ZWL1,000.

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Gender Equality

Gender Equality


African sun has a deliberate policy which seeks to promote equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. ASL strongly believes that equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace are vital to a health, growing business like ours.


Under equity strives for the fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all staff, while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of some group.

African Sun pride itself as a champion of physically challenged people with all its hotels designed to be accessible to physically challenged people both employees and our guests. The hotels have state of the art equipment to cater for physically challenged people. For example, vibrating pillows; pull code alarm in rooms; door handles lower and accessible to physically challenged people; bathrooms are wheel chair accessible and have grab bars. We maintain a standard of one physically challenged adapted room perevery 100 rooms in line with international practice.


At African Sun, we also celebrate diversity at the workplace. Our recruitment policy does not discriminate against creed, colour, race, religion or ethnicity and our Code of Conduct makes it an offence to discriminate. Our recruitment policies are based on experience
and merit.

 

 

Clean Water Sanitation

Clean Water Sanitation


Under the green programs, the group implements and oversees programs that run throughout the year. These programmes have resulted in us saving of water, reducing waste and being energy efficient in and for the benefit of the surrounding environment. These programmes include initiatives such as:

  • Appreciation and compliance with the relevant bye-laws and regulations applicable to the environment and sustainability at local, reginal and national level.
  • Adopted the policies that encourage guests to recycle towels, reduce water usage and make use of the recycling bins we provide for them.
  • Purchase products that have a reduced environmental impact during their life-cycle, from suppliers that demonstrate environmental, social and ethical responsibility.
  • Linked the rooms lights and utilities to the key card, to save energy when there is no one in the room.
  • Waste paper management being selected and sold for recycling.
  • Replacement of light bulbs with energy efficiency bulbs.

 

 

Life On Land

Life on Land


Elephant Hills Hotel and Conference Centre donated to Rose of Sharon Welfare organisation. The donation comprised linen, towels and bed sheets. While handing over the donation, the hotel also provided snacks to the children and this provided some heart-warming cheer. Holiday Inn Bulawayo donated linen to True Hospitality for Good: King George VI. Hotel staff assisted in painting the children’s TV room, cleaning of the premises and provided a luncheon. Holiday Inn Mutare continues to support community projects in Mutare. The hotel donated poultry feeds to Zororai Old People’s home poultry project in Mutare as well as food and linen to orphanages.

The Monomotapa hotel hosted a luncheon to feed Harare street kids as well as made donations to Amaruran Home, All Souls and Shammah Children’s Home. The hotel also provided garden implements for Harare Gardens Park and mower spares for the Harare
City Council.


Carribbea Bay Resort made linen donations to Kariba hospital. Up Cycling project has seen 250 hospital gowns made by The Victoria Falls Hotel donated to Victoria Falls 40 bed hospital made from condemned sheets from rooms which have fabric in good condition.
Towels have been made into flower pots in a pilot project that will empower youth in Victoria Falls through making these commercially. In 2019 the Hotel adopted Sizinda Secondary School and repainted all the classrooms blocks, made 6 teachers desks and repaired 150 chairs in addition to new shelving using recycled wood from its pallets on importations.


The Kingdom at Victoria Falls makes routine visits to adopted Chinotimba Post Natal ward which they have adopted to ensure that their needs are met, facilities are in order and that in-house mothers and new babies are happy. To-date since the adoption of the ward,
there has been approximately 2 500 births.

Intense Tropical Cyclone Idai was one of the worst tropical cyclones on record to affect Africa and the Southern Hemisphere. The longlived storm caused catastrophic damage, and a humanitarian crisis in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi, leaving more than 1,300
people dead and many more missing. In Zimbabwe the Chimanimani and Chipinge districts saw extensive damage with widespread flash flooding. All hotel units rallied together and made donations to Cyclone Idai Victims to the value of $120,000.

 

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