Medine Group is committed to providing employees with a fulfilling work environment that incorporates equal opportunities for learning and personal growth. Full compliance with all statutory provisions governing labour practices and decent work ethics are ensured throughout the organisation.
Human Capital management is vital to fulfil our new strategy and create value for all, including our employees. Value in this capital is created by ensuring we have the right people performing the right tasks, by conducting business in a humane way, and by developing the right skills for the future.
We are constantly working towards building Medine as an employer of choice in the local market through professional experiences, avant-garde experiences, employee benefits and work life balance amongst others.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in its broader definition has been a long-standing commitment of the Group. We believe that we can enable a larger number of people to participate in and benefit from economic progress. These are the very same people who tomorrow could be important customers, business partners, and an important part of our Smart City - as such CSR is aligned with our strategy and business model. We identify critical areas of development that require investment and intervention through our material matters (page 36), as well as through proactive engagement with our stakeholders.
In 2006, we established Fondation Medine Horizons (FMH) with a view to channelling Medine’s support for the social growth of vulnerable groups living in Medine’s catchment area. More details on Fondation Medine Horizons
Our business output is a product of our society and contributes to the national economy, and is ultimately and undeniably dependent on the environment. Preserving this environment is thus essential to the longterm viability of our company and Mauritius. Medine owns 10,000 hectares of land in Mauritius, endowing us with a great responsibility to develop inclusively and sustainably. In order to do this, we must tackle several global and local challenges, while harnessing business opportunities.
Awareness of our own impact
Firstly, it is important for us to be aware of our own consumption patterns and their related impact on biophysical stocks and ecosystems.
By measuring our consumption patterns, we will be better equipped in the future to reduce and contain any negative impact.
Globally, cities account for up to 80% of energy consumption as well as 75% of global waste and carbon emissions. In addition, due to the concentration of people, infrastructure, housing and economic activities, cities are particularly vulnerable to climate change and natural disasters. The increased and often unplanned urbanisation witnessed worldwide has led to increased pressure on the environment and social exclusions.
At Medine, we developed our Master Plan in 2000 in order to promote sound urban planning.
We have thus invested in:
The report by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) painted an alarming and sobering picture of the state of the world’s biodiversity and ecosystems. According to IPBES Chair, Sir Robert Watson. “The health of ecosystems on which we and all other species depend is deteriorating more rapidly than ever. We are eroding the very foundations of our economies, livelihoods, food security, health and quality of life worldwide.”
In addition, illegal trading of animals and poaching continue nearly unabated, leaving many African wildlife species in increasing danger.
In order to protect this fragile biodiversity, we do the following: