CORPORATE SOCIAL INVESTMENT
At BHBW, we are committed to be a force for good in the communities in which we operate and our employees live and work in. Our corporate social investment (CSI) policy is aligned with company strategy and rooted in our core value of sustainability. We invest in projects that will empower vulnerable and marginalised communities. Focus areas include education and skills development to uplift and promote access to the economy; job creation focusing on the youth, women and people with disabilities; health and welfare programmes; and the protection of the environment. We encourage involvement from our employees as we seek to assist those in need through projects that will provide tangible, lasting benefits.
Tembisa Self-Help Association of the Disabled
As part of National Disability Rights Awareness Month, BHBW in November 2018 donated a refurbished 2 tonne Hyster forklift to the Tembisa Self-Help Association of the Disabled (T-SHAD), to use in its recycling plant. Previously, materials had to be moved manually, presenting obvious challenges to people with disabilities.
Comet Primary School, Boksburg
Many South African schools do not have sufficient resources, making it difficult for children to develop to their fullest potential and for teachers to provide an optimal learning experience. In Boksburg, near its head office, BHBW has been closely involved with Comet Primary School, a no-fee school for learners from disadvantaged communities. Initiatives have included the donation of furniture for several classrooms as well as computers. Female employees at BHBW have also provided menstrual hygiene products as part of a Help Keep A Girl Child In School project.