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For TITAN the Global Compact pledge is an opportunity, offering a common ground and helping individuals -within the sphere of the company’s influence- to learn, understand, share a common vision and commit to common actions for self-improvement. This is an evolution fostering changes at all levels.

The TITAN Group early committed to the “branching out and adding value” approach. It focuses on efforts to create “communities of practice” that can share experience and know how, work together and initiate further action.
Following TITAN’s participation in the UN Global Compact’s Climate for Change Initiative a joint effort with WBCSD and UNEP, in 2009 TITAN was invited by the UN Global Compact Office to take part in a new program entitled “Environmental Stewardship”.

This program is focused on identifying leadership models based on international standards and best practices at sectoral, regional and global levels. TITAN has participated in a course of webinars hosted by the UN Global Compact and attended by company representatives and experts from all over the world. This sharing and learning experience has been followed by a stakeholder dialogue and consultation to encourage the dissemination of a Sustainability Leadership Model aligned with the Global Compact endeavors.

Addressing local issues through partnerships in Egypt

With almost half of its fast-growing population under 20 years of age, a high rate (28%) of infant mortality and 4% of the total population undernourished, Egypt faces a tremendous challenge. Significant efforts have been made to identify the benefits of education in fighting hunger. It is in this context that TITAN launched a new initiative in the country, developed in cooperation with the U.N. World Food Program in Egypt.

The project was launched in the Beni Suef region near Cairo, one of the poorest in the country, under the moto “Feed Minds, Change Lives”, in June 2009.

An innovative approach was followed so as to “adopt” 2,019 children and their families in the region. The “adoption” program gives incentives to keep children at school and receive an education instead of leaving school early to work and support their families. Throughout school year 2009-2010 the children that attend classes are offered daily a special nutritional meal. This meal is designed to cover 25% of their daily nutrition needs and when children attend 80% of monthly school days, their families are given 10 kilos of rice, which is considered the equivalent of 15% of a family’s monthly nutrition needs.

The program is implemented in cooperation with local NGOs and TITAN employees who participate as volunteers in delivering goods to the families involved.