Promote the sustainable development of mauritius and countries where we operate

Goal 5

We are building a future where we aim to deliver balanced growth and sustainable value creation. As a Mauritian company, we are committed to contributing to the economic development of the country, while improving the quality of life of communities in all the countries where we operate.

La Vallee de Ferney Conservation Trust

CIEL has an on-going commitment to support the protection of the unique biodiversity of the Ferney Valley, an area of privately owned land in the Bambous Mountains that is among the largest and most important reserves of native wildlife in Mauritius.

In January 2013, the Vallee de Ferney Conservation Trust and the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding to further develop the conservation management of the valley and of its endemic species. In 2014, a three-year project was initiated for a Mauritian biodiversity conservation and awareness hotspot, in partnership with the Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Securities and the GEF Small Grants Programme UNDP. The project consists of 4 main aspects, namely:

  • Forest conservation
  • Propagation of native plants
  • Rare plant search
  • Native bird reintroduction

As part of these efforts to reintroduce native birds, aviaries for the accommodation of echo parakeet and pink pigeons have been built. 

Ferney Trail

First launched in 2008, this yearly trail organised by CIEL has become one of the largest sports event in Mauritius with more than 2500 participants.
For CIEL, the Ferney Trail is an opportunity to share our values and contribute to the well-being of our people. A such, we view the Ferney trail as a platform to promote the practice of sports activities and strengthen relationships with family, friends and colleagues, while enjoying the unique green scenery and healthy environment of La Vallee de Ferney Conservation Trust.
Ferney Trail is a non-profit event whereby all profits are redistributed to NGOs.

Fondation CIEL Nouveau Regard (FCNR)

CIEL has continuously endeavored to contribute to the welfare of the communities in which the group conducts business. It manages this commitment, beyond its business units activities, through FondationCielNouveau Regard (FNCR)which has  invested more thanMUR 78M since 2005

FCNR is accredited as a Special Purpose Vehicle by the National Corporate Sustainability (‘CSR”) Committee. The organisation has been authorised to receive CSR tax contributions from CIEL’s subsidiaries and associated since February 2010.

Women's Forum Mauritius 2016

The Women's Forum Mauritius 2016 -Meeting the Climate Challenge for SIDS and Africa was held on the 20th and 21st of June, 2016 under the aegis of the Office of the President of the Republic of Mauritius.

CIEL sustainability Officer, Alvin Peerty, shareshisown take-home messages from the Forum.

  • The economic and social impacts of Climate Change are largely undermined. For example, health impacts due to changing temperature (Malaria, Zika, etc), food security and availability of quality water.
  • Behind these challenges lies opportunities. Technological innovations, sustainable financing, partnerships or simply, joining supply and demand is bringing new business opportunities, improved social wellbeing and better environmental performance.
  • Many examples have been tackled during the Forum among which the optimization of agricultural practices, renewable energy dissemination and access to medicine.
  • Awareness, networking and collaboration among countries, organizations and people are the main enablers to meet the Climate Challenge.
  • Women’s contribution is essential. The examples tackled during the Forum showed clearly how women emancipation and empowerment is an imperative for a sustainable future, starting with increased contribution to economic growth.