Caribbean Flavours and Fragrances
Corporate Social Responsibility
We all can agree that 2020 was unlike any other year that the world has ever seen since the pandemic of 1918. To say that the world was caught unaware and therefore not prepared is putting it mildly. Many companies worldwide were closed and in Jamaica it was no different. In fact, we continue to struggle with the lack of business activities as the government tries to balance the economy with people’s livelihood. This has resulted in many persons losing jobs and many small businesses closing their doors.
Despite this new norm, we at Caribbean Flavours and Fragrances (CFF) remained committed to ensuring that we are good corporate citizens in taking care of the environment, the less fortunate in the community as well as our children. We remained resolute in ensuring that our Directors, Management and Staff operate within strong and sound business ethics, while we serve the business community. Selfless service is one of the tenets in which our entire operation is built.
With great certainty we collectively braced for any eventuality that would arise while keeping focused on continuous improvement and development. At the start of this pandemic there was a shortage of hand sanitizer on the local market; without hesitation the management of CFF was quick on developing food safe liquid sanitizers. We ensured that it met the full requirements of the Bureau of Standards and is listed for trade on the National Compliance Regulatory Authority’s (NCRA) website.
Being relevant and involved in community building is a big part of the company’s corporate strategy, therefore we donated hand sanitizers to the value of USD$500,000.00 to the Jamaica Constabulary Force and various other communities within and outside the Penwood area. We also made a commitment to supplying the End Time Basic and National Baptist Schools with sanitizers while they remained open.
In addition to providing hand sanitizers, we prepared care packages, and these were given to over fifty students and teachers within the community. These care packages were a mix of food items and toiletries, and they were well received by students, teachers, and parents. We remain humbled by the reach of our corporate contributions; each one can reach one.
The development of our staff is of paramount importance. We continue to provide learning opportunities in the form of training and scholarships opportunities to members of staff as well as interns who need the assistance. We believe that when we assist an individual to equip themselves through learning we are providing opportunities for nation building and procuring a brighter future for our youths.
We at Caribbean Flavours and Fragrances recognize that our people are our greatest assets therefore we freely give. A journey of a thousand steps began with one and we will continue to assist others when we can, while we can.