Corporate social investment
in South Africa's future
We invest in our country’s future by focusing on sustainable initiatives that impact the communities we support. By focusing on infrastructure critical to sustaining the lives and livelihoods of community members, we help to build an economically sound society. This has a long-term, deep and sustainable impact on the identified communities, which can then become productive contributors to South Africa’s economic growth. Ultimately, investments in community initiatives are a way to integrate poorer communities into the mainstream economy.
to skills development
Our commitment to skills development stems from our belief that a lack of skills perpetuates poverty and inequality. Skills development can boost the economy through reducing unemployment, improving productivity and raising living standards.
instrument of change
We believe enterprise supplier development (ESD) can be a powerful instrument of change as South Africa’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) contribute a significant portion of GDP and employ the majority of our labour force. Investing in ESD unlocks the growth potential of SMEs, promoting economic transformation while leading to job creation, poverty reduction and establishing sustainable communities.
to build a stronger society
We promote socio-economic development and consumer education as we believe it builds capacity within our broader society and plays a role in broadening the base of the economy.
We believe the best people to help disadvantaged communities are the community members themselves. They are able to solve their own problems if they have the right support. Helping communities help themselves can be achieved through providing people with the skills, tools and resources they need to be integrated into the mainstream economy.
Our culture empowers and challenges our employees to make a difference and to positively contribute to their communities through giving their time, or their expertise or making donations.
Strate has committed to match a certain portion of all employee donations to CSI projects.
We commit to regularly reviewing our CSI partners to ensure we are able to continue to meaningfully contribute to the socio-economic transformation of South Africa.