AfriSam and its suppliers donate R50 000 to the SOS Children’s Village in Ennerdale
Leading black-controlled construction materials group AfriSam, in partnership with a number of its key suppliers, has donated R50 000 to the SOS Children’s Village in Ennerdale, Gauteng. The money will be used to cover the day-to-day necessities of the children living at the village.
This community involvement project was initiated by the company’s Supply Chain department at AfriSam’s Shared Services Centre in Roodepoort. The funds were raised through personal donations, a day/night golfing event at Randpark to which a number of AfriSam’s key suppliers were invited as well as a donation from AfriSam’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme.
Living the company’s value of ‘planet’, AfriSam employees believe in conserving the planet for future generations and uplifting communities in the areas surrounding the company’s operations.
“Children are very close to our hearts and, as a team, we wanted to make a contribution towards an NGO that makes a sustainable difference in the lives of our youth,” says Calie Ehrke, Supply Chain Manager at AfriSam. “The company has a standing relationship with the SOS Children’s Village and we were pleased to once again assist such a worthy cause”.
As part of the R50 000 handed-over to SOS Children’s Village, a number of AfriSam’s key suppliers contributed donations. AfriSam would like to thank the following valued suppliers for their generosity in supporting this worthy cause:
• TFM Industries
• Osborn MMD Engineering SA (Pty) Ltd
• RRL Grindrod (Pty) Ltd
• Solution Worx Holdings (Pty) Ltd
• Gundle Plastall (Pty) Ltd
• Crushpro cc
• Insimbi Alloy Supplies (Pty) Ltd
“We would like to thank AfriSam, its employees and suppliers for their assistance. It is because of passionate and caring individuals such as these that we are able to take care of the vulnerable and less privileged children in South Africa. After all, they are the future of our country,” concluded Simon Palmer, the Village Director at the SOS Children’s Village in Ennerdale.
AfriSam has an intensive CSR programme with a focus on education and conservation. The company is involved in various educational projects nationwide, with the objective of empowering and equipping communities with the knowledge and skills, as well as providing them with the tools and facilities to become self-reliant and sustainable.
The company’s overall Community Involvement mission is to understand the needs of society and communities in areas where it does business to make meaningful and sustainable contributions to their upliftment.
ABOUT AFRISAM (PTY) LTD
AfriSam is one of the most widely spread Cement, Readymix and Aggregate groups in the southern African region, with operations in South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland. Founded in 1934, the company employs nearly 2 000 staff members and about 1 000 contractors. AfriSam has an annual cement production capacity of 4.6 million tons, produced from six production facilities and distributed to customers