Green classrooms in Zomba from JTI
JTI Leaf Malawi says sustainable corporate social responsibility initiatives are one way of ensuring that Malawi continues to get a steady inflow of revenue from its major cash crop, tobacco.
JTI Communications Manager, Jayne Munthali, said this in Zomba where JTI handed over refabricated school blocks, desks, teaching and learning materials, among others, at Chikala Primary School in Zomba.
The school blocks have been constructed using environmental building materials which are said to be weather friendly as they neither become too cold in winter or too hot in summer, making them conducive to learning.
“It is our strategic priority to constantly identify and meeting the needs of communities where we operate to ensure that the living conditions of farmers are conducive for them to continue growing the green gold,” said Munthali.
According to Munthali, satisfying its responsibility to the society is essential for JTI’s long term sustainability.
JTI looks at sustainability issues at every stage of its business operations from supply chain, research and development, and manufacturing to sales and marketing, distribution and product use and disposal.