NGC The Corporate Citizen 

Herald the news that The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago (NGC) has won an award in Corporate Social Responsibility from the first CSR Initiatives and Leadership Awards by The South Trinidad Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

The award received with great pride and appreciation can be described as a token, but a greater sense of achievement comes from witnessing the outcomes of NGC’s contribution to Trinidad and Tobago which go beyond its financial returns to the state.

NGC entered the competition in the category- “Sustaining the Environment: Making the most of green opportunities.”

“The award is designed for individuals or teams within member companies (or between member companies) who have implemented programmes designed to reduce the negative environmental impact of their operations or to enhance positive environmental impacts of their operations.”

NGC congratulates the two other finalists noting that all three companies operating in the energy sector and connected in other ways with NGC and BG being stakeholders in Atlantic LNG.

NGC’s Reforestation Programme is based on a not net loss policy, which requires that every square hectare of forest cleared for construction must be replanted.

Reforestation is only one expression of NGC’s CSR programme.

Though we are a spec on the globe, many Trinidadians have carried the red, white and black to far places. Following in the footsteps of former Olympic medalists Hasely Crawford and Ato Boldon, recently Richard Thompson- Silver Medalist, 2008 Olympics, reminded the world that Trinidad is not to be forgotten on the track.

NGC’s “Right On Track Programme” (ROT) introduces young people to the various Track & Field disciplines and practices –mechanism for identifying talent.

With youth from the (ROT) keeping the flag flying high in the 2008 CARIFTA Games, the programme can be safely deemed a success!

Many communities have benefited from NGC’s programme. Later this year the company will hand over the refurbished Guayaguayare Community Centre, among other facilities currently being built or refurbished.