The Federation of Kenya Employers Fetes Lewa with Responsible Business Conduct Award for Community Work
We are thrilled to announce that Lewa has won the Responsible Business Conduct Award at the inaugural Employer of the Year Awards (EYA) held in Nairobi last week. The judging panel selected Lewa for demonstrating a strong sense of Corporate Social Responsibility by creating sustainable development impacting the communities that live in the surrounding areas. Lewa was also shortlisted in two other categories - Inclusiveness and Diversity and Effective Human Resource Practices and Industrial Relations. 128 companies and organisations participated in the exercise across the country.
“We are truly honoured to receive the Responsible Business Conduct award”, says Lucy Ndirangu, Chief Administrative Officer for Lewa. “One may wonder why a wildlife conservancy would care to invest in the welfare of people, but our approach and culture at Lewa identifies that for conservation to be long-term and sustainable, its benefits must be directly tangible to people.”
Last year alone, Lewa invested more than $1.5m, close to 40% of its total programmes expenditure, in education projects and the improvement of livelihoods through healthcare, water, women’s micro-credit and more.
The Employer of the Year Awards (EYA) is an initiative by the Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) that is geared towards promoting and encouraging best practices in Corporate Performance, People Management and Industrial Relations practices amongst employers in Kenya.