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Social Investment

EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

At Sasol we believe that education is a fundamental input to transforming our society.  The impact of education and its significant multiplier effect can have an inter-generational impact on the alleviation of poverty and improving the quality of life in society.  Almost 50% of Sasol’s R700 million annual budget focusses solely on enabling access to quality education opportunities from early childhood education to employment.  Our interventions in education are driven by a need to see a meaningful change in our youth and prepare them for a future which will enable them to be economically sustainable. 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Sasol is a significant employer and investor in the health, education and skills of local communities across Southern Africa in partnership with local authorities, NGOs and the business community. As public services come under extreme pressure, we know we have to find new ways to listen, collaborate and invest to play a positive role in the priorities of these communities. Our focus is on improving service delivery, access to health services as well as significant investments in education and skills development.

In response to community concerns and needs, we have made a concerted effort to enhance our small business development value proposition. Regarding service delivery in our fence-line communities in South Africa we remain concerned about the effectiveness of local government in delivering required services. While we continue to support service delivery effectiveness, we recognise that more sustainable solutions to local government effectiveness must be found.

These initiatives are built on a foundation of partnerships with local residents and community organisations that have a vested interest in the success of the programmes. Finally, a number of programmes have been developed in Qatar, including Definitely Able and Accessible Qatar, focusing on inclusion and awareness of the disabled community in society.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

We have a number of initiatives targeted at minimising the impact  of our operations on the environment and ensuring sustainable environmental protection. We partner with relevant government, communities and civil society groups to implement environmental education and other programmes related to the protection of the environment.

SOUTH AFRICA

Our environment education programmes focus on water, waste and air quality, including supporting the business with environmental offset programme in particular; community environment education programmes in our Sasolburg and Secunda operations.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

Our environment education programmes focus on water, waste and air quality, including supporting the business with environmental offset programme in particular; community environment education programmes in our Sasolburg and Secunda operations.

SUPPORTING ENVIRONMENTAL OFFSETS

Sasol is implementing environmental offsets as part of our Atmospheric Environmental Licences, (AELs). Among others, good progress was made in the following areas in Secunda and Sasolburg. Please click here for more on how on our programmes and community engagement.

EMPLOYEE VOLUNTEERISM

Our Sasol for Good employee volunteering programme encourages employees to get involved in their communities by volunteering their time, skills and resources through company and employee-initiated social development causes.

Our Sasol for Good Employee Volunteering Programme comprises a volunteer support scheme which includes, 40 paid hours a year granted to our employees to dedicate to volunteering initiatives of their choice. Not only do we support our employees by granting paid volunteering time, we also complement their financial contribution and fundraising initiatives.

This year we enhanced the programme by, among other initiatives, implementing a policy to guide employees on how to go about initiating volunteering activities and rolled out a volunteering website from which employees in South Africa can access numerous causes from which to choose.

Please click here for more on how on our employees have dedicated their time to volunteering and impacting their communities. 

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