The Group is aware of the critical role of a business in uplifting and developing the previously disadvantaged majority. We are aware that the macroeconomic environment and the COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted our employees, families and the local communities living around our operations. Accordingly, we have taken a responsive approach to assist.
For AEEI, social sustainability and corporate citizenship go beyond legislative compliance. It recognises the rights and responsibilities of businesses within a broader societal context and reinforces AEEI’s mission of being a dynamic and innovative company that creates superior stakeholder value.
AEEI’s strategic focus on being an exemplary custodian assists us in managing our impact on the communities around us and actively contributing to their socioeconomic development through various initiatives.
The Group is committed to investing in society’s upliftment and playing a pivotal role in improving the quality of life among disadvantaged communities through its corporate citizenship initiatives. We continue to subscribe to a sustainable approach to conducting our business.
Corporate Social Investment (CSI)
The Group invests directly in some of its CSI programmes while others are managed through the Sekunjalo Development Foundation (SDF). The aim is to create a sustained social impact through focused activities. AEEI and the SDF have selected focus areas that have an impact on individual and societal development and play a significant role in nurturing young people who represent the future.
AEEI and the SDF’s approach is to:
- encourage employee participation and volunteering in its CSI programmes;
- prioritise CSI across the Group, focusing on set initiatives that support societal challenges; and
- ensure the integration of community needs.