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We want to make a positive impact in the communities in which we trade and we do this by focusing on issues that are important to our business, our team members, our customers and our local community.By means of our customer promise, we see our social malls as an active platform that adds value in the lives of our stakeholders.
Through our Social Mall Compaigns, we give back to the community in which we work. We create awareness regarding issues affecting our immediate environment, we raise funds for associations and create events for the surrounding communities to come and enjoy.
Ascencia is set to develop a sound CSR strategy over the next financial years. Our teams are already working towards promising events that will add value within our communities.
All social activities at Phoenix Mall took place during the month of June 2017. Caring for the environment is at the heart of the Mall’s initiatives; it therefore only made sense to create an awareness campaign in honour of World Environment Day, which is celebrated on 05 June every year. The theme of the campaign was based around “Did you know” facts on the environment we live in. Phoenix Mall also partnered with the Mauritius Marine Conservation Society to help spread the message on how to care for dolphins, turtles, etc. The NGO held a complimentary exhibition in the Mall. Another social initiative that took place in June was a green market held in collaboration with the Exhibitions Department of the Mall. A kids’ corner completed the event beautifully: the children learned about recycling through creative craft activities, and even the parents got involved.
Bagatelle Mall has undertaken quite a few initiatives in this past year, including breast cancer awareness, donations to a women’s association for Christmas, celebration of the International Women’s Day in March and lastly, offering free relooking sessions to a women’s association for Mother’s Day. These initiatives were carried out in collaboration with a public figure, Mary-Jane Gaspard as ambassador. She uses her platform to help communicate the right message to the community. Throughout the year, Bagatelle Mall has helped various associations such as Link to Life and SOS Femmes reach their goals. It is important to stress that Bagatelle Mall not only helps in creating awareness about causes that affect women but also empowers women to achieve their desired objectives by sharing success stories and continuously reinforcing positive messages.
Kids being the focus of Riche Terre Mall’s social initiatives, the mall regularly hosts dedicated children’s events.
The one that stands out for this year is the free craft-making activity held in early December 2016. Gifts were created by kids who visited the Mall and these were donated to a partner association.
Kendra’s social theme revolves around health and sports. October is known worldwide to be the month of breast cancer awareness. Kendra also took part in this campaign by teaming up with Link to Life. The shopping centre raised funds by hosting a Zumba session and free breast cancer screenings were offered by the association on the same day. Kendra also collaborated with the Rotary Club of Ebene on several occasions by offering free health check-ups. Last March, around 1,000 people in the community underwent a health check-up. This event was organised in partnership with two tenants. Mathieu Opticien provided free eye tests and Planet Health Pharmacy offered special deals on that day. Finally, during the month of Ramadan last June, Kendra hosted a social media campaign to help the community stay healthy. Tips on healthy habits were put forward during the fasting period.