The First Hotels corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals requires First Hotels to act as a responsible corporate citizen, to generate trust and credibility in relation to its activities and to gain and maintain the confidence of customers, employees, investors, suppliers and other stakeholders.
These goals are to be achieved by:
I: Promoting environmentally sustainable development by conducting business activities in a way that minimizes any adverse impact on the external environment
II: Maintaining high ethical standards in business relations and taking environmental and social issues into account in decision-making
III: Conducting business and labour relations in accordance with internationally recognised principles and guidelines and by adhering to the UN Charter of Human Rights
IV: Supporting socially beneficial initiatives that adhere to the corporation’s core values with the aim of enhancing and promoting the image of the corporation and its goals
First Hotels seeks to promote an eco-sustainable development by conducting business activities in a way that minimises any adverse impact on the external environment.
First Hotels supports socially beneficial initiatives that adhere to the corporation’s core values and which enhances and promotes the image of the corporation and its goals.
About Amani Children’s Home
Amani Children’s Home was established in 2001 by local Tanzanians to meet the needs of the rapidly growing population of street children in Moshi and Arusha. They named the new home “Amani” which means “peace” in Swahili. Life on the street is terrifying and dangerous for children, and from the very beginning, Amani has been a heaven of peace for homeless kids.
Amani Childrens Home is commited to reducing the number of children living on the streets in Tanzania by providing a nurturing place for homeless children to heal, grow and learn in addition to providing long-term care. Amani aims to reunite children with their relatives when possible and to equip their families with the tools they need to be self-sustainable. Amani is dedicated to creating a path for each child that leads to a future filled with hope.
Over the course of the past decade Amani Children’s Home has rescued hundreds of children from the perils of the life on the streets. Currently, about 90 kids call Amani “home”. In addition to the children living at Amani, they support nearly 300 children they have reunified with relatives.
Flying Elephant Amani Program
In spring 2005 Asmund Haare visited Tanzania and was introduced to Amani Children’s Home. The year after Amani managment visited Norway and met with Asmund and his board of managment team. They agreed on partnership to help raise funds for Amani Children’s Home.
Since then employees across the Flying Elephant Group has made significant donations to Amani through a optional set contribution of their monthly paycheck.
In 2017 the Flying Elephant group wants to strengthen it’s commitment and donations to Amani even further, and will implement new schemes to stimulate donations from the company directly, from the guests and from the employees.