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 significant difference and therefore have 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 targets allocating 1% of its profit after tax to corporate social investment. During 2016, we spent over R8.5 million in the following categories:
Total 2016 spend R8 548 000
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 13th year. We carefully select the secondary schools chosen for this initiative. They are 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
During 2014, we launched our “keep a girl at school” initiative. This involves the monthly purchase and delivery to schools by Nampak of feminine hygiene products. The schools have reported reduced absenteeism as a direct result of this initiative.
In 2016, Nampak donated R520 000 to six hospices around the country for their work in caring for terminally ill people, including some of Nampak’s employees and family members.
Nampak has engaged with the Eco-Schools co-ordinators and introduced the programme, which is designed to encourage curriculum-based action for a healthy environment and to support sustainable development, into its partnered schools.
Materials recovery facility at Kruger National Park
Nampak’s support for waste disposals systems at the Kruger National Park dates back to 2006 when we supplied the first animal-proof dustbins.