Tropical General Investments (TGI) Group, at the recent award ceremony of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) and the maiden Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) 2020 Employers’ Excellence Awards bagged two honours. The Group shone brightly by winning two highly coveted prizes at the 2021 CIPM Awards. Rahul Savara, the Group Managing Director of TGI, the parent company of WACOT Rice Limited and TGI Distri, won the “People First CEO Award” for his support to employees and ensuring business continuity, while the Group took the “People First Safety Award for Organisations” for its commitment to its employees and communities during the Covid-19 pandemic. CIPM, the governing Human Resources body in Nigeria, organised the Awards in collaboration with the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, a leading organisation for safety and health professionals worldwide. The awards were given to TGI Group and its GMD at the CIPM People First and Safety Awards to recognise and celebrate heroes and organisations that prioritised the well-being of employees during the pandemic.
TGI Group also won the Agro/Allied Services Award at the NECA event held at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. The NECA award is geared toward promoting and encouraging best practices in corporate performance, people management and industrial relations practices among employers in Nigeria. Commenting on the awards, TGI Group’s Head of Corporate Communications, Rafiat Gawat expressed delight for the triple honours. She said that they affirmed the Group’s commitment to excellence and staff welfare. Gawat noted that despite the challenges of 2020, TGI lived up to its responsibilities to employees and communities across Nigeria. TGI, she added, remains committed to driving inclusivity and value addition using locally sourced raw materials, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, and a highly skilled workforce to produce world-class products consumed locally and exported to global markets.
Gawat further said: “Indeed, 2020 was a challenging year globally given the pandemic and the imperative of sustaining business continuity across our Group. We are thankful for this recognition of our GMD, Rahul Savara, and every Tropical General Investments Group associate. They have worked tirelessly to ensure business continuity despite the challenges. To all our staff, we say thank you for your contributions as we continue to rely on your support for our existence and growth. We also want to assure both the CIPM and NECA that we will not relent in maintaining excellence as the gold standard of our operations while prioritising staff welfare”.
In addition to seeing to the welfare of its employees, the TGI Group also donated food items worth several millions of Naira to the Lagos State Food Bank in 2020.