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B5 Plus awarded for its investment, CSR initiatives

BY: Esther Lamiokor Mills
 Mr Mukesh Thakwani with the company’s awards
Mr Mukesh Thakwani with the company’s awards

B5 Plus Limited, the largest steel manufacturing company in Ghana, has received top awards in the country for its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, and investment in business for the year 2021 under review.

At the recent Sustainability & Social Investment (SSI) awards, 2021, held on November 26, in Accra, B5 Plus Limited was adjudged the best COVID-19 Healthcare response company.

A release by the company said “B5 Plus Limited gave a huge relief to Ghana’s COVID-19 fight by offering free oxygen refilling to all government and Private Hospitals in the country till the day COVID-19 is defeated in the country, an intervention which earned massive praise in the country”.

It said the purpose of the SSI awards is to create awareness and encourage companies in delivering high impact CSI/CSR projects that aligns with the government’s focus on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), to adopt multi stakeholder approach which leads to excellent outcomes and also, to infuse corporate social investments and innovations in the form of approach, usage of technology and expertise towards solving developmental challenges faced by the society, individuals and communities as a whole.

“These awards are created to recognise businesses that creatively approached corporate social responsibility and reward those who are creating new standards, committing their organisation to make social responsibility an integral part of their business,” the release said.

It said B5 Plus was further cited as a steel company with the indomitable spirit and a focused vision and relentless efforts of its employees under the astute guidance of its chairman, Mr Mukesh Thakwani, who has been at the company’s helm from its inception and has carried it forward to its present position of prominence.