As a global leader, Skipper drives positive change for all our stakeholders. By making different aspects of our business sustainable, we re-affirm our commitment to conduct our business consciously and responsibly.
Under our Corporate Social Responsibility program this year, Skipper reached out to the village communities in Nigeria to provide basic healthcare facilities at their doorstep and provided free medicines and medicated mosquito nets. Under this programme, Skipper conducted two health camps at Zaria (Kaduna State) and Tiga (Kano State).
The first health camp for the people of Zaria in Kaduna State was held on 2nd September 2015 at the Government Hospital Zaria. A team of two government doctors and four nurses conducted this camp and gave expert consultation, medicine and handed over medicated mosquito nets to more than 300 beneficiaries. The camp was visited by the representative of the Emir of Zaria. In addition, local religious leaders and government officials also visited the camp.
The second health camp was conducted in Tiga Village (Kano)on 5th September 2015, at the Government Hospital Tiga. As in Zaria, a team of four government doctors and eight nurses conducted the Camp. The no. of beneficiaries in the Tiga Health Camp was more than 700. The Dignitaries visiting the Camp included, His Excellency Governor of Kano State, Secretary to State Government, Health Commissioner, DG – Media & Communication, Director – Medical Services and many senior government official and religious leaders. We are proud to have been recognized by the Kano State Governor as the first company to have thought for the local communities of Kano and taken up community development initiatives in the state.
We heartily thank the local chapters of Rotary international in Kaduna and Kano for supporting us with event planning and Skipper volunteers who made the event successful.
Skipper cares about the health and fitness of its employees and believe that “A healthy body leads to a healthy mind.”. The Company pledged support to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative, the International Day of Yoga and joined in the worldwide celebrations of the event by organizing a yoga-themed event at its Gurgaon, India office on June 21, 2015. The event saw participation by enthusiastic Skipperites.
The yoga session was led by the Group Director Corporate, Ms. Poonam Sachdeva, along with other senior level executives, who performed some basic asanas (positions). Ms. Sachdeva addressed the participants after the session and spoke of the importance of doing yoga to combat stress-related diseases which are getting increasingly common in the corporate world. Further, she encouraged employees to educate their families and friends about the benefits of yoga and try to practice it everyday.