Teneo is proud to announce that it has won the Best ESG Project of the Year (Reseller) Award at the CRN Channel Awards, held on 9 November.
The category was aimed at celebrating the achievements of IT companies that are making the world a better place through ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) projects carried out during the past year.
Facing stiff competition from six strong finalists, Teneo won the highly coveted award through recognition of its latest Purpose Beyond Profit initiative, in partnership with SEED Madagascar, a charity that manages a wide range of sustainable development and conversation programmes.
The project involved the refurbishment and build of a school in Sarisambo, rural Madagascar, where Teneo not only helped fund the project, but company leaders, including CEO Piers Carey, VP of Services James Hall, and VP of Business Development Marc Sollars also travelled to Sarisambo in May 2023 to lend a hand with the construction itself.
Through this project, 726 students will have a safe, comfortable environment to learn and will have access to clean drinking water, toilets and sanitation facilities that will reduce illness absenteeism. Teachers will also have a better living and working environment, ensuring greater teaching consistency for pupils. And, the community will benefit from a tree plantation area providing a food and fuel resource, as well as offsetting carbon emissions from the school construction.
“Teneo’s core purpose is to improve the lives of 1 million children around the world,” said Piers Carey, CEO of Teneo. “We believe that the best way to do that is by giving them the gift of education. We are delighted that our work with SEED Madagascar has been recognised by our industry peers at the CRN Awards and I would like to thank our incredible customers, partners, and dedicated employees, who have enabled us to help children in Madagascar escape a life of poverty through education.”
“Giving back and using the business as a vehicle for positive change through collaboration with organisations like SEED is clearly part of Teneo’s DNA,” said Mark Jacobs, Managing Director, SEED Madagascar. “Since the very beginning of the partnership, Teneo’s support of our Education Infrastructure Programme reflects their commitment to their Purpose Beyond Profit mission, and it is truly championed by the entire Teneo team.”
Teneo’s partnership with SEED Madagascar began in 2011, when VP of Services, James Hall took a career break to volunteer in Madagascar as part of their conservation program. Since then, it has supported its Education Infrastructure Programme, which builds and refurbishes schools and provides sanitation and water access in rural areas. Sarisambo is the 9th school build that Teneo has supported to date, with plans underway to support two additional schools in Beraketa and Mahatalaky.
Learn more about Teneo's Purpose Beyond Profit initiatives