The policy of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) aligns with and is totally integrated into our business model. For us the implementation's aim of CSR is not the compliance with regulatory requirements, but the adherence to the sense of human responsibility, arisen by real ethical beliefs, towards the community and environment, both ecological and social, beyond the interest of the firm.
For this reason, we promote social and ethical development as protecting people along the value chain with emphasis on decent wages, paying attention to women empowerment and child protection.
Water and energy rational use in Cotton processing, through technologies that save precious resources, applying methodologies that do not discharge hazardous and pollution substances in the local environment, are part of our ecological waste management.
Our company collaborates with the Ministry of Agriculture, to promote scientific research in the field of Cotton and to provide technical assistance to enhance sustainable practices.
We proudly promote Egyptian Cotton and local communities, through the combination of Egyptian expertise, international know-how and innovation, focusing information campaigns on the importance of reviving Cotton commitment as source of income and part of Egypt's history and culture.
We have confirmed our commitment for sustainable Egyptian Cotton, signing the MoM as member of the Private Sector Working Group (PSWG), within the Egyptian Cotton Project, funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation and implemented by UNIDO, in cooperation with the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (MALR).
In the Cotton supply chain, corporate social irresponsibility has greatly affected the reputation of companies, and from both the suppliers and the retailer, has greatly affected the stakeholders who lost trust for the affected business entities.
Our commitment is to develop cooperation with international stakeholders that support the sustainability of the Cotton value chain, to implement a consistent sustainability management, with the focus on consumers requirements, by guaranteeing product longevity and information transparency to respond to product quality and the ethical and sustainable commitment of brands.
Our challenge is to develop innovative programs, initiatives and measures explicitly aimed at achieving transparency, traceability in eco-friendly and socially responsible Cotton value chain, and only promoting the sustainability credentials along its excellent physical properties, it will be possible to increase the Egyptian Cotton demand.
" Luxury and sustainability should go 'hand in hand'. Even organic products can not really be considered sustainable if not high quality and made to last, so quality of fiber is paramount for luxury products and Egypt has a great opportunity here.
As younger generations are more interested in the environment and organic product, the demand for long and extra long staple organic cotton is growing fast.
But current availability is limited. For this reason growers need more commitment from the international market to invest and from brand to start requesting more.
The challenge is to establish and develop a luxury solid supply chain for cotton, supporting the sustainability development goals as a guide line for cooperation between stakeholders."
Mahmoud El Hosary
CEO, Giza Cotton LLC
"Taking actions to contribute to human and environmental protection, is no longer a choice."
Giza Cotton LLC has been supporting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with persistent effort, especially since January 2016, the date they came into effect in Egypt.
The SDGs are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice.
The Goals interconnect and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve each Goal and target by 2030.
In line with the 2030 Agenda, our country has launched a working plan called
Egypt's Vision 2030, also known as Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS), which encompasses the economic, social and environmental dimensions of development.
SDS promotes economic flourishing based on justice, social integrity and participation, in line with the SDGs.