As part of the Mumias Sugar Company Strategic plan for 2012/17, community engagement was identified as a critical component that will enable the company to establish and expand the availability of sugarcane which is the primary raw material for the factory. As a result Mumias Sugar Foundation - MSF was conceived.
MSF is therefore a charitable trust fund founded by Mumias Sugar Company in 2012 to spearhead its community social investment. It was established in 2012 and started full operation in 2013.
The Foundation is headed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the board of MSC in accordance with the deed.
The MSC Managing Director/CEO bears overall executive authority for the Foundation as delegated by Board of Trustees. Functionally the foundation reports to the Manager Corporate Affairs and Strategy.
The day to day running of the Foundation is undertaken by secretariat headed by the Foundation Manager who is responsible for execution and implementation of agreed community projects and supported by a team drawn from internal human resource and existing corporate affairs/CSR function.
MSF has developed a CSR strategic plan that reflects our current corporate objectives and the expectations of the public, the communities, our employees, our partners, our shareholders and other significant shareholders. It supports and links to existing, relevant company strategies, policies and plans in a framework that allows us to better performance manage and report on our environmental, social and economic impacts. It applies to the whole of the MSC as an organization.
This strategy conﬁrms our corporate responsibility to ensure that key CSR/sustainable development issues are managed within our company, to ensure the long term sustainability of our core mandates. The company also recognizes that by managing and improving the social, environmental and economic impacts of our day to day operations, there is opportunity to increase public conﬁdence and satisfaction, prevent and reduce negative impacts on the environment while increasing improving quality of service efﬁciency and effectiveness in production.
Our farmers living in transformed and empowered community with sustainable structures and networks that contributes to the wellbeing of the people, the economy and the environment.
To work with the communities to deliver timely, targeted and affordable interventions that would empower them to meet their needs.