Corporate Social & Environmental Responsibility (CSER) is an integral part of the day-to-day life at Omnicane. CSER relates to the Company’s social responsibility to establish real partnerships for sustainable human and community development around the industrial sites and the country at large, whilst also protecting and enhancing the natural environment.
We go well beyond the requirements of law in our consideration for and our constructive engagement with our local communities and our active support for numerous local and national NGOs.
Omnicane Foundation was legally incorporated on 27th October 2009 and is officially registered with the National CSR Committee as a Special Purpose Vehicle bearing Registration No. N/1283. By virtue of its registration with the National CSR Committee, the Foundation is able to initiate and implement projects pertaining to health, housing, education, sports and other areas. The South is our priority area for conducting our CSER initiatives.
The Foundation consists of an internal CSER steering committee of 9 members. The committee has the responsibility to assess new projects and review progress of ongoing projects.
Omnicane Foundation has defined specific priority areas in order to be fully compliant with the CSR guidelines. Each one of these areas is deemed important for the proper functioning as well as the progress of society. These are:
- Poverty alleviation
Furthermore, special consideration is given to the following categories namely:
- Social housing
- Eradication of absolute poverty
- Vulnerable children
- Prevention of non-communicable diseases
Our main projects in recent years included:
- Social Housing
- Support to Type 1 Diabetics
- Beach clean-up
- Free kindergarten for vulnerable children
- Adult literacy courses and IT Training