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 2017, a total of R9.7 million was spent in South Africa in the following categories:
Total 2017 spend R9 700 000
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 15th 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
During 2014, we launched our “Keep a girl in school” initiative. Nampak continued to donate feminine hygiene products from Libresse range produced by SCA to all the female stakeholders at its partner schools in 2017. The schools have reported reduced absenteeism as a direct result of this initiative.
In 2017, Nampak donated R510 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 is the primary sponsor of the National WESSA Eco Schools programme in SA. It is an international programme and is designed to encourage curriculum-based action for a healthy environment and to support sustainable development at the schools.