At Tristar, social responsibility is embedded in our corporate culture. As a responsible business, Tristar contributes and takes action towards issues like access to education, clean water, and health in the communities where we operate. We acknowledge the triple bottom line commitment to stakeholders while striving to achieve top business performance, as we believe ‘Giving Back is Getting Back’.
As part of our business approach, we strive to engage with local communities and foster a relationship of trust and collaboration. Tristar supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the engagement of employee-volunteers and adoption of local projects to address community needs in its operation in more than 18 countries.
UN SDG 3 Good Health and Well-Being
The health and safety of our employees and the community are of utmost importance for Tristar. We implement rigid safety measures to work towards ‘Goal Zero’ and collaborate with the Traffic Department of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority and the Center for Responsible Business of Dubai Chamber to contribute to the attainment of Dubai Police’s vision for zero road fatalities per 100,000 population by 2020.
UN SDG 4 Quality Education
In the African continent, we focus on Quality Education due to issues of poverty, inadequate educational facilities and low student enrolment. Over the past years, Tristar has supported the funding and development of two local schools in South Sudan to enable access to basic education. Over 2,000 students have benefited from the school building and classrooms we donated so far. This has provided an opportunity for young children to pursue their education and build a brighter future.
UN SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation
Access to clean water is a basic right that should be available to all. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, we donated a water tank to the Mother Teresa Center in Kinshasa to provide clean water. The water tank was built on a 6-foot high platform, allowing for an efficient flow of 5,000 liters of water, which now serves as the water source for cleaning and washing for more than a hundred people. We also donated a borewell to a local community in South Sudan where Internally Displaced People live.
In the Kenscoff mountains in Haiti, we distributed Tristar Water Bags to the residents who previously had to collect and carry water without a proper container for long distances. The water bag, with a 5-gallon capacity, is a convenient water transport tool due to its durability. The initiative has helped support over 100 families in Kenscoff, an area located about 10 kilometres to the southwest of Port-Au-Prince, with an altitude of 1,500 meters and about 52,000 people living across the mountain without sufficient water resources.
As part of providing clean sanitary facilities, we turned over two new sanitary facilities with the latest fixtures for the students at the Kiserian Primary School in Kajiodo County, Kenya. Over 2,000 students and 50 teachers have benefited from the facilities.
To learn more about Tristar’s initiatives in support of the UN SDGs, please view our corporate video – https://www.reuters.com/brandfeatures/17-goals/beyond-logistics