In accordance with its Corporate Social Responsibility project, Dakri Cartons Ltd is contributing to a unique initiative along with The Good Shop. This non-profit social enterprise collects, revamps and resells. They also redistribute clothes and other basic materials to the most vulnerable and needy communities across Mauritius through NGO partners. Through its activities, the enterprise works towards improving the environment by reducing waste pollution while funding employment and education initiatives.
A donation of boxes to participate to The Good Shop’s initiative
Dakri Cartons Ltd supports The Good Shop in its mission to create a sustainable model for community improvement. Through its holistic approach, The Good Shop focuses on the environment, employment and education. In order to participate, Dakri Cartons Ltd has committed itself towards donating corrugated carton boxes on a regular monthly basis to The Good Shop. The RSC (Regular Slotted Cartons) or moving boxes are used for the packing and the safe transportation and distribution of clothes and other items to various NGO’s which in turn redistributes to the most vulnerable and needy communities in Mauritius.
Dakri Cartons Ltd is proud to be part of this wonderful chain for the good cause. “At Dakri Cartons Ltd we are continuously striving to be socially responsible. With this collaboration we looked at the opportunity to contribute to a positive impact on our society and the environment. We have chosen to assist The Good Shop through our Corporate Social Responsibility project.”
The environmental impact – Reduce. Re-use. Recycle.
Aiming at reducing waste has always been part of Dakri Cartons Ltd strategy, not only with a financial objective but also with the aim of having a positive impact on the environment. This is why the company is continuously innovating. Investing in new machinery and systems allow to improve the effectiveness and create less waste at various levels, thus reducing our ecological footprint. Through our partnership with The Good Shop, we are proud to be helping another organisation to create a positive impact on the environment. With the use of our corrugated carton boxes for the distribution of goods, The Good Shop has been able to eliminate its use of plastic bags. Corrugated carton boxes are made of biodegradable products and are recyclable. They can also be reused in various ways.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Throughout the years, Dakri Cartons Ltd has expanded its Corporate Social Responsibility activities and reinforce its engagement towards local community. From donations to individuals, schools in the region, sports clubs, youth clubs to funding the construction and running costs of an orphanage for handicapped children in Bambous. Today the company is partnering with a new social enterprise. The collaboration with The Good Shop consists of a continuous sponsoring of corrugated carton boxes to facilitate their logistics.
The Good Shop
The Good Shop is a non-profit social enterprise which aims at contributing in three main areas: environment, employment and education. Established in December 2018, it is the first social enterprise of its kind in Mauritius. Through their activities, the enterprise aims at improving the environment while funding employment and education initiatives.
The Good Shop works in partnership with various other organisations and individuals. Together, they help reduce waste pollution by extending the life of goods and investing in circular solutions for product renewal. They collect various items from clothes and accessories, toys and games, books, kitchenware and household textiles to furniture, decorations, sports equipment as well as electronics. Some of theses items are given a facelift in their workshop before they are put on sale or given to other charities. The latter are then responsible for their redistribution. They also provide a repair service in their shops for clothing that need mending.
The Good Shop also provides opportunities to the most vulnerable. Through their employment and education programs, they offer jobs and scholarships. The revenue generated from the resale of the second hand items funds these social programs. Two shops are open : one in Calebasses and another one in Curepipe. 60% of their employees are individuals and communities that face barriers to employment. At The Good Shop they are provided with support, training and a living wage. Through the scholarship fund, children from inherited poverty and hardships have the opportunity to receive private education from primary and secondary schools.
Be part of the initiative!
You also can be part of this great initiative by donating items which you no longer use. And you can also shop at The Good Shop! For more information visit their e-shop.