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ODEBRECHT-Ghana wins engineering company of the year award

Accra, Oct. 3, GNA – Engineering & Construction International (ODEBRECHT), a global organization with expertise in construction and engineering, has won the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Engineering Company of the Year, at the recent Ghana CSR Excellence Awards(GHACEA).

Accra, Oct. 3, GNA – Engineering & Construction International (ODEBRECHT), a global organization with expertise in construction and engineering, has won the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Engineering Company of the Year, at the recent Ghana CSR Excellence Awards(GHACEA).

The event was organized by the Centre for CSR, West Africa, and supported by the Ministry of Trade & Industry, Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Japan International Cooperation Agency, (JICA) and more than 25 media organisations.

This was contained in a release issued by Odebrecht Ghana to the Ghana News Agency.

The citation for the Award reads in part: “Odebrecht Ghana is committed to its internal and external CSR initiatives, said the release.

It said the Engineering and Construction Company had implemented many laudable projects such as Work, Safety Education and Wellness campaign, provided free breast cancer and prostate Cancer education and screening to its staff.
“To support the human resource base of the country and building capacity of students, Odebrecht Ghana has instituted the Odebrecht Engineering Awards for Engineering students in the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana,” the release said.

Mr Danilo Trinchao, Head of People & Finance at Odebrecht Ghana : “Our company is a very socially responsible organization and the CSR Award we won attests to this fact.”

“We engender productive initiatives that generate job and income opportunities, improve our stakeholders’ quality of life, promote dialogue, cooperation and commitment designed to increase the value chain’s contribution toward sustainable development, strengthening of social inclusion and the promotion of human and cultural diversity.” 

He said through strategic technology and knowledge transfer, “we contribute to the development of the capacity and expertise of the human resource of this country, especially in engineering and construction”, the release said.

Odebrecht Ghana is also constructing the Lots five and six of the Eastern Corridor Road Project in Northern Ghana and in July 2016, its joint venture team achieved 5,000,000 (5million) man-hours, without a single work accident resulting in grave injury, said the release.

It said good safety education and practices with more than 30,000 man-hours in training sessions and the usage of collective protection equipment, “created a safe work environment for our workers”.

Odebrecht Ghana introduced an awards scheme for engineering students, focused on recognizing, encouraging and motivating university students from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) to learn and overcome challenges, and to pursue careers in the engineering field, said the release.

It said last year, the company also organized an extensive free education and testing for breast cancer targeted at female staff members, and prostate cancer for male staff members.

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