As part of our commitment to improving and assisting the communities in which we serve, we continue to invest in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs. We have partnered with programs pertinent to our operations and sphere of influence; training and lifelong skills, environment and community. We encourage all employees to contribute their time and expertise to nonprofit organizations and groups in need worldwide.
Each company implements its own CSR program. This year, Renaissance priorities include building skills within the communities where we operate and Topaz has been providing expertise and vessels to support charitable causes.
This year, Topaz contributed RO 12,000 to community causes.
In December 2015, Topaz deployed one of our newest Emergency response and rescue Vessels (ERRV's) to work in the Mediterranean under direction of the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS). MOAS is a Malta-based foundation dedicated to preventing loss of life by providing professional search-and-rescue assistance to refugees and migrants in distress at sea.
Providing a platform from which MOAS can conduct their operations, Topaz Responder is supporting many daily missions to provide vital lifesaving aid and support - this is realised through the use of her dedicated Fast Rescue Craft and on-board hospital facilities, all deployed under the constant care and craftsmanship of the Topaz officers and ratings in command of the vessel.