In this segment we recognise and pay tribute to the companies that are going beyond the call of duty to make important contributions to our community. In doing so, we hope that in the future more companies will be encouraged to step up and support company initiatives.
At Insurans Islam Taib we realise the importance of giving back to the community. CSR acts as one of the ways for us to bring IIT closer to people (communities). IIT views the communities as important stakeholders of the business. When IIT’s vision was first conceived, it envisaged that we would implement programs to bring about long-term benefits to the communities and contribute towards the integration of these communities throughout Brunei Darussalam.
IIT CSR activities are intended to be aligned under three main pillars – Community Development, Sports and Education. Over the years, there has been significant hands-on participation in CSR activities with Members of the Board, Management and members of staff all participating. This is done on a purely voluntary basis, and is a testament to the support of our people for IIT’s CSR activities.
In socio-economic development, we focus on capacity building and empowerment of communities, in particular, the less fortunate or the disadvantaged groups, with the aim of increasing their income and enhancing their way of life. Recently, IIT totally funded a project of around BND 65,900 which involved renovating of a very dilapidated house for the family of one of the students studying at a technical school. The project was a joint project in collaboration with the Maktab Teknik Sultan Saiful Rijal (MTSSR), Department of Islamic Religious Studies (JPI) and other IIT strategic business partners.
This project took around one month to complete and the family were able to move into a more comfortable home just in time to celebrate Eid Mubarak.
In addition to this, IIT also started supporting sports as part of its CSR activities. Quite apart from the commercial sponsorship of sports events which IIT regard more as a branding exercise, IIT has a strong focus on sport development. Through sport development we create opportunities for sportsmen and women of all ages and capabilities. As we believe that sport is an activity for all people, the program covers a wide spectrum of beneficiaries including youth, adults, senior citizens, the able-bodied and the disabled in a wide variety of sporting activities.