Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the term used to describe the way that a business takes into account the financial, environmental and social impacts of decisions and actions it is involved in. It is an increasingly important issue in business, as managers, consumers, investors and employees have begun to understand how economic growth is linked to social and environmental well-being.
At Transco, we take CSR seriously because we know how important it is to look after our community. We are proud of the work we have done so far and strive to do more with new projects focused on CSR.
Life Saving Sri Lanka
Our most recent CSR Efforts have been helping Life Saving Sri Lanka with new valuable lifesaving equipment. Working hand in hand with Life Saving Victoria (SLV), Transco International committed to send donations to Sri Lanka Life Saving on a regular basis. This was towards the goal of the betterment of the country, whereby such lifesaving equipment can be used for the safety of sea bathers, as well as in disaster relief activities, such as floods (which occur during the monsoon seasons in Sri Lanka). With the task force of the SLLS growing day-by-day, with more recruits and training programmes underway, the lifesaving equipment that was donated has been put to use training programmes with the Sri Lankan Navy and Coast Guard. Trainers of the SLLS were also able to utilise the lifesaving equipment donated by Transco International during an international training programme as well, in order to further our quality of rescue efforts. Donations of Life Saving Equipment and Tools such as Mooring Buoys, Ring Buoys, Life Jackets, Life Saving Tubes, Life Rafts/Boats, and Pool Noodles were made to Sri Lanka Life Saving via the Life Saving Victoria organisation.
Bendigo Bank AranayakaKegalle Landslide Relief 2016
Transco Cargo is happy to support yet another initiative in supporting the flood victims in Sri Lanka organised by Bendigo Bank of Australia in conjunction with some School Alumni Associations. Over 300,000 people had been displaced with 400,000 affected by severe floods with many families missing due to the Aranayaka-Kegalle Landslides, which wiped out three villages. Bendigo Bank in association with S. Thomas College (STC OBA), Royal College (RC OBAA), and Trinity College (TCKOBA) Alumni Associations collected dry foods, toiletries, water bottles, towels, bed sheets, and other household items for shipping and distribution with Transco Cargo. The initiative was to assist the Foundation of Goodness to reach out and help 100 affected families.
Cyclone Roanu Flood Relief 2016
In the wake of the flood and landslide disasters that occurred in Sri Lanka caused by Cyclone Roanu and the Depression of the Bay of Bengal, Transco Cargo in association with the Red Cross Sri Lanka worked together to bring relief to those affected. Transco Cargo sent a 40ft shipment free of charge to Sri Lanka to aid relief support where the Ministry of Finance was tasked to hand over the aid to those affected in the Matara region, that was affected badly. Transco Cargo loyal customers and residents of Melbourne were kind enough to help in ensuring that proper aid was sent to those in need.
Cyclone Mora Flood Relief 2017
In the wake of the flood and landslide disasters that occurred in Sri Lanka caused by Cyclone Mora and the Depression of the Bay of Bengal, Transco Cargo in association with the Ministry of Finance worked together to bring relief to those affected. Transco Cargo sent a shipment free of charge to Sri Lanka to aid relief support where the Ministry of Finance was tasked to hand over the aid to those affected in the Matara region, that was affected badly.
Transco International, parent company of Transco Cargo, carried out a Donation of Chairs for Main School Hall, which included 24 armchairs and 150 visitor chairs. The donation towards the school has added in conducting assemblies and extra-curricular activities to the students and workshops towards bettering teaching- learning practices for the teachers.
Australia Awards Fellowship Program
Mohan Perera, CEO of Transco International was invited to speak at the 5th, 6th and 7th Australia Awards Fellowship (AAF) Program on “Developing Social Capital through Networking” at Monash University to Sri Lankan Government Officials and Australian alike, between the years of 2015-2017.
These events were held at the Clayton Campus Monash University, where the Fellowship program supported the Sri Lankan Government’s effort to achieve the first MDG, i.e., eradication of extreme poverty and hunger by 2015, and the objectives of the President’s ‘Vision for the Future’, the national policy statement. The 2016 agenda focused on Facilitating women entrepreneurship development in Sri Lanka: Moving beyond microbusinesses. The 2017 agenda was focused on Private sector engagement for sustainable development in Sri-Lanka: Evidence-based policy and practice’.
The program will build capacities of District and Divisional Secretaries to strengthen the Case Management approaches. It further facilitated effective community involvement, transparency and accountability, in order to carry out small and micro business ventures at District/Divisional level to help improve living standards of poverty-stricken families headed by women, in particular.
SabendiPiyasa 110 – A gift to an Iron Woman
In conjunction with Pasanda YapaAbeywardana and the Lakshman YapaAbeywardana Foundation, Transco Cargo was able to gift a mother to 17 children a comfortable and modern home. Their existing home, made of mud and sticks, housing 17 children, was living in modest and cramped spacing. Thus with the SabendiPiyasa programme in Sri Lanka, the 110th home to be gifted was to this noble lady to better the quality of life of her large family in Pasgoda.
Fund Raising - G/Ukwatte Maha Vidyalaya & M/Uduwela Maha Vidyalaya
Transco contributed gift vouchers for the fund raising Hopper Night raffle draw to upgrade water and electricity supply, buying equipment for Library, Home Science section and Sports Goods for following two schools:
- G/Ukwatte Maha Vidyalaya
- M/Uduwela Maha Vidyalaya
School Project - Dedunupitiya Maha Vidyalaya
As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) we at Transco have identified a less fortunate school in a rural area of Sri Lanka called Dedunupitiya Maha Vidyalaya. This school is situated in the Sabaragamuwa province in Sri Lankan and did not have a suitable learning environment for its students. Various fund raising projects organised by us with the help of various profit & non-profit organisations both locally & internationally have helped us to build this school up to a higher standard with present day necessities such as a library, computer lab, auditorium facilities etc.
We at Transco continue to help this school and other societies and associations in order to play our part to make our environment a better place for all of us to live. Our endeavour is mainly to support with our expertise in the area of logistics.
Shipping & Distributing Medical Equipment
Transco shipped and distributed medical equipment, devices and furniture to various recipients across Sri Lanka.
- St Josephs College, Colombo, Sri Lanka
- Archbishops Palace, Colombo, Sri Lanka
- St Benedict’s College, Colombo, Sri Lanka
- The Retired Priest Home, Colombo, Sri Lanka
- Holy Cross Convent, Jaffna, Sri Lanka