Nampak’s corporate social investment policy and practices have been in place for a number of years. This has resulted in meaningful long-term relationships with key schools and the broader communities located near our factories.

We aim to make a meaningful difference and therefore have adopted a focused approach to our activities which are largely centred on youth development. We also provide general support to the communities through donations to various hospices and other charities. The group has a target of allocating 1% of its profit after tax to corporate social investment. During 2018, a total of R7.6 million was spent in South Africa in the following categories:

2018 Spend

 

Total 2018 spend R7 600 000

 

Education

Bursaries

Nampak’s bursary scheme, which has operated successfully for many years, provides assistance to high-potential learners for continuing education at tertiary institutions.

Nampak’s partnered schools

Nampak’s school partnering programme is now in its 16th year. We carefully select the secondary schools in areas close to the group’s South African factories where it is likely that employees’ children will attend.

“Keep a girl in school” programme

Our “keep a girl in school” initiative which continues to operate on a quarterly basis provides feminine hygiene products to the schools.

Hospices

In 2018, Nampak donated R260 000 to three hospices for their work in caring for terminally ill people, including some of Nampak’s employees and family members.

 

Environment

Eco-schools

Nampak has for many years been the principal funder of the National WESSA Eco-Schools programme in SA. It is an internationally recognised award scheme and is designed to encourage curriculum-based action for a healthy environment and to support sustainable development. We have also introduced the Eco-Schools programme into our partnered schools.