Communities

Barloworld strives to make a difference by enabling growth and progress, through strategic socio-economic development programmes. We view our social investment as an investment in the future, inspiring a world of difference by building resilient communities.

OVERALL CSI INVESTMENT R16 MILLION (2017: R18 MILLION)

Our performance in 2018
Area   Education   Youth development and
empowerment
  Health and welfare   Environment  
% of expenditure   55%   14%   22%   9%  

Description

 

Programmes that focus on access to quality basic education with an emphasis on improving science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects at high school level, as well as teacher development programmes

 

Programmes that focus on youth leadership skills development, as well as social entrepreneurship programmes that resolve local community challenges

 

Initiatives that focus on access to basic healthcare services as well as improved life expectancy

 

Programmes that increase awareness of climate change and conservation

 

Description

 
  • Bridge
  • Leap Science and Maths Schools
  • Penreach
  • Infinity
 
  • Enactus SA
  • President's Award for Youth Empowerment
  • Rural Education Access Programme
  • Teach SA
 
  • Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Rise Against Hunger
  • Child Cancer Foundation
  • Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
 
  • National Business Initiative
  • WWF SA
 

 

EMPLOYEE VOLUNTEERISM IN LAWLEY TOWNSHIP
Over 600 employee volunteers   Six houses built in Lawley township   Mobile library donated to Lawley Secondary
Over 600
employee volunteers
  Six houses built
in Lawley township
  Mobile library donated to
Lawley Secondary


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Employee volunteer programme

During 2018, Barloworld partnered with Habitat for Humanity, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) committed to alleviating poverty by providing adequate and affordable shelter. Beneficiaries from Lawley Township, home to one of the most marginalised and poor communities in the city, with high unemployment rates were identified.

The partnership also included the Gauteng Department of Human Settlements, responsible for the allocation of tenure for the building of houses.

BENEFICIARIES, WHO RANGED FROM ELDERLY SINGLE MOTHERS TO CHILD-HEADED HOUSEHOLDS IN INFORMAL SHELTER STRUCTURES, HAD TO BE:
South African citizens   Living in sub-standard housing
In possession of a title deed   Earning a combined monthly income of between R0 and R3 500/month
Able to attend homeowner education and perform 60 hours of sweat equity   Not have benefited from a government subsidised house

Understanding our broader impact

R72.6 million
spent on employee training, apprenticeships, internships and learnerships
A total of 1 754* trainees per year
*South Africa AIC only

 

R250 million
spent in support of SMMEs since the inception of Barloworld Siyakhula

Our purpose is to inspire a world of difference, enabling growth and progress in society.

Our community initiatives are designed to create a meaningful positive change.

R16 million
invested in communities

 

Over 120 SMMEs
assisted, indirectly supporting more
than 700 jobs


Looking forward

In the reporting period we began reviewing our social impact programmes with a view to identifying opportunities to have a greater impact, using existing capacity and through aligned partnerships. The programme is in the process of being refined to launch in 2019 and will amplify the capacity of both Barloworld Siyakhula and our corporate social investment (CSI) initiatives.

It will support social enterprises, start-ups, university faculties, SMMEs and non-profit organisations (NGOs) who are solving localised societal challenges using financial models to scale, sustain and create employment opportunities. Barloworld Siyakhula will provide capital to the value of approximately R30 million over the next three years, with further financial and non-financial support from identified strategic partners to the programme.

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