The Vital Group has a dedicated Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program which targets social, environmental and economic initiatives throughout all of our operating locations. Launched in 2013, Vital’s CSR program ensures that we continue doing our part to give back to the communities that we serve and also to the employees who work day-in and day-out to create the successful company that you see today.
Individuals, groups and organizations are eligible on a case-by-case basis to apply for funding or support from Vital.
One of our more recent initiatives saw the Vital Group and the Rotary Club of Pohnpei (RCP) sign a historic agreement to establish and manage a scholarship fund for FSM students.
We have partnered with the RCP since 2013, and have provided about 50% of the funding that the Club distributes annually to students throughout the FSM. Scholarship granting is one of the pillar programs of the RCP. The Vital Group Board has followed the distribution of scholarships since 2013 and agreed the time was right for a more formal relationship and the establishment of a larger fund through an MOU.
The MOU establishes a Vital-Rotary Scholarship Fund in the amount of $25,000 and will provide between five and ten students in the FSM with scholarships of $2,500-$5,000 per year toward their studies.
Students who access the scholarship will also be eligible for summer internships within the Vital Groups many operating locations and departments.
The Pohnpei Rotary Club will work closely with state and national scholarship committees to leverage funding sources.
Through our CSR program and in conjunction with our company’s strategy ‘Voyaging Together 2025’, we will continue to support such initiatives and will seek new opportunities to give back, whilst also creating a sustainable future for our islands.