Chinese company Huawei spends over $1m on CSR in Ghana

Huawei Technologies, a Chinese company, has invested $1,023,000 as its corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Ghana, according to its 2010 Corporate Social Responsibility Report.

The company discloses that it donated telecom lab equipment worth $1 million to three national universities in Ghana, providing opportunities for the students to apply what they learn in the classroom to practical situations.

Huawei says it has for two consecutive years, donated school supplies worth GH¢20,000 (about $13,000) to schools in Ghana, benefiting over 300 high-performing students, and provided financial support to underprivileged Ghanaian university students studying in China.

It donated $10,000 in cash and materials to a local NGO in Ghana to support cancer treatment and prevention, the report said.

It also sponsored a local NGO in the country to organize the “Saving Mama” charity event aimed at providing assistance to pregnant women in rural areas.

Huawei, the report said has adopted low-cost transportation solutions, such as sea-air and air-truck transportation, in multiple countries including Ghana, Nigeria, Cambodia, Peru and U.K.

“These low-cost transportation solutions has replaced airfreight, lowered transportation costs and reduced CO2 emissions”, it added.


By Ekow Quandzie

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