Corporate Social Responsibility
Uchumi believes in giving back to the community. This belief is so strong that it is highlighted as the company’s seventh Corporate Value. We try and give back as much as possible through numerous initiatives. We have supported and continued to support programmes in the health care, education, environmental and wildlife conservation.
Over the years we have supported and participated in the Standard Chartered, Ndakaini and LEWA marathons and Hell’s Gate wheelbarrow race. We have a long standing partnership with Thomas Barnados Childrens’ home and constantly support KENWA, REDCROSS and TAPWAK fund drives.
Every year, the company allocates percentage of its budget to CSR and ensures that every branch undertakes an activity in its region to share season cheer during Christmas. Last year students of Nakuru Special School for the Hearing Impaired received beds, mattresses and beddings.
Over and above Christmas, Uchumi does undertake other fruitful causes.
Thanks to the company determination as several county hospitals will this year receive wheelchairs to use in their wards. Jennifer Gateru a bright law student with a sight complication received sponsorship amounting to Kshs 100,000.00 to offset the cost of her operation and Nairobi Hospital’s charity catering for children with heart complications was the recipient of Kshs 55,000.00 towards the worthy cause.