At Merit Research Journals (MRJ),
we believe that organizations and the societies in which
they carry out their businesses are in symbiotic
relationships. This is why we have taken Social Organizational
Responsibility (SOR) as a core value from inception.
Our aim is to be the best organization in the area of SOR. That
is why we have an SOR Helping Hand Programme through which we
have initiated, developed and executed a good number of
successful projects and sustainable initiatives.
As a publisher, we are fortunate to have employees who are
actively engaged in all our SOR programs. This commitment has in
no small measure impacted positively on our host communities and
the society at large.
In order to continue to expand our scope, the next phase is to
actively engage our vendors/clients in our SOR initiatives and
efforts, hence giving them an opportunity to be involved with a
publisher that is focused on giving back to the society.
While it is true that the government has a major role to play in
fixing the myriad of problems in every community, we believe
that private organizations and business enterprises can also
partner with government in solving these problems. This is where
we come in as an organization.
Our SOR drive is centered on the following:
>Education and Youth Empowerment
>Health / Social Welfare
We believe that these are three key aspects of societal needs
that we cannot afford to overlook. We have mechanisms in place
and so many initiatives that are tailored towards meeting these
needs. Our strong commitment to these needs explains why a
significant part of our revenue as a publisher is committed
towards supporting structures, initiatives and life-transforming
projects. This belief has been the driving force behind our
support for various initiatives over the years. To achieve this
noble objectives, we:
>Strive to reinforce strong, healthy community relations by
identifying with host communities in activities that have
meaning to them.
>Maintain high standards of integrity in our relations with
state governments and host communities.
>Strive to play a leading role by identifying with and seeking
solutions to the problems of society especially those in our
immediate operational environments.
>To keep you abreast of the milestones we have reached in the
aforementioned areas, we have chosen to talk about some of these
achievements in detail.
Over the years, we have supported initiatives aimed at
identifying and promoting the preservation, protection and
beautification of the environment. This is executed on two
SOR works in collaboration with public institutions – state and
local governments – to create and maintain green parks in chosen
Environmental Protection and Renewal:
SOR supports environmental advocacy groups as well as undertake
green initiatives that assist the environment. We also subscribe
to relevant international Accords and Protocols aimed at
promoting sustainability, like the Equator Principles.
Education & Youth Empowerment
A literate populace is the bedrock for national development,
hence we support initiatives that encourage education at all
levels through several projects that enhance the quality and
standard of education.
Health & Social Welfare
SOR continues to support the cause of the less-privileged
members of the community in their efforts to overcome
disabilities and integrate with the larger society. Our plan is
to run a decentralised intervention scheme which ensures a
national spread in the communities we support.
SOR Helping Hands Programme
SOR Helping Hands Programme is the anchor on which our social
advocacy initiatives rest. We are lucky to have staff that are
passionate about positively impacting our environment anywhere
and everywhere we find ourselves.