Empact Group’s Corporate Social Investment strategy determines to articulate the Group’s commitment in making people and communities part of its bottom-line.
In accordance with the group’s CSI policy, Empact recognises donations and sponsorships as an expression of their corporate social responsibility towards the environment and the communities in which the business operates. The charitable objectives support the group’s CSI and sustainable development strategies that focus on:
• Environmental practises
• People development
• Community engagement
“It is the cumulative transformation of the hearts of our people and the burning desire to make the world a better place for everyone that fuels our beneficiary development initiatives. As a business that is wholly owned by Thebe Investment Corporation, we are proud to leverage off of Thebe’s legacy as a pioneering black-owned company in becoming an engine of the community.” explains Empact Group CEO, Alan Quinn.
Therefore, Empact’s partnership with Thebe is the cornerstone of their collaborative effort in making donations to charitable organisations which share their vision, mission and most importantly, values. Continuing this ethos, the composition of the company’s CSI commitments aligns to assist and catalyse the strategic interventions that address the relevant socio-economic challenges of the communities Empact operates within. Their level 1 BBBEE scorecard echoes the resonant duty of the business in making an impact towards an inclusive, transformative, and sustainable South Africa.
Together with the Thebe Foundation’s charity network Empact Group has journeyed together with three non-profits whose social contributions towards communal and individual welfare within their respective communities resonate with the country’s most urgent social issues. The contributions and social interventions of these non-profits align with Empact’s own business ethos of caring for their people as a responsible, purpose- and service-led business.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s beloved statesman, believed that education was one of the most effective means of transforming the world. With this in mind, the purpose of Nelson Mandela Day is to inspire the youth and the next generation of leaders to take on the responsibility of leadership in addressing the social injustices prevalent in our communities.
The Maths Centre is committed to highlighting the importance of mathematics, science, technology, and entrepreneurship in education. It is crucial to establish that mathematics and science should spearhead the most advanced, up-to-date, and most relevant development of disadvantaged children ensuring a level playing field within maths and science related fields and disciplines. The Maths Centre further develops their competency and performance in these curriculums from Grades R to 12 in South Africa.
Empact Group believes in the strategic investments in the future leaders of communities and identified Maths Centre as a relevant partner. Through our involvement and investment, Empact recognise the pivotal consequence education has on our communities and ultimately the economy.
Founded in 2012, Tears Foundation is a non-profit and public benefit organisation that uses technology innovatively in the scourge against domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. Among the future plans of the Tears Foundation, is a focus on strategic primary prevention interventions to curb GBV. These include community and school education programmes that seek to create gender-equitable environments and address the issues of GBV amongst young people and eliminating the disrespectful portrayal of women.
On Women’s Day in 2022 Empact Group partnered with the Tears Foundation to become a business that is better positioned in assisting the non-profit in providing access to crisis intervention, advocacy, counselling, and prevention education services for those impacted by domestic violence and other forms of GBV.
Responsible corporate practice underpins Empact’s model to be a socially accountable organisation when it comes to citizenry. Understanding the social plights of our communities, is one of the pillars of the group’s CSI Strategy.
The healthy development of children is crucial to the future well-being of any society. LIV Village provides residential care for orphaned and vulnerable children placing them in a family environment with a trained foster mother to love and care for them.
Empact Group’s CSI strategy is committed to underpinning the LIV Village’s efforts to support the millions of orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa through the network of LIV Villages located in various parts of the country.
This partnership with the LIV Village has enabled Empact to make meaningful monetary contributions and donations annually towards the urgent social needs of housing children who need homes.
The collective impact of Empact Group as a business reinforces the company’s CSI framework and commitment towards achieving sustainable developmental objectives. Communities are the cornerstone of our business and people are at the heart of what Empact Group does.