Within the South African context, corporate social investment has a pivotal role to play in bringing about meaningful transformation to the benefit of all. The social needs affecting South Africa are immense, and Total has acknowledged that as a multinational corporation we can assist in addressing some of these social challenges that are specifically affecting historically disadvantaged sectors of our society.
With corporate social investment becoming ever more strategically focused, it also makes sense for businesses to align their corporate social investment spend with their core business objectives and imperatives. Such an approach moves CSI out of the charitable sphere into one in which true partnerships with beneficiaries, government and NGOs bring about long-term sustainable development to the benefit of all. It is against this background, and guided by the key social development needs highlighted by government, that TOTAL South Africa has selected its CSI projects.
TOTAL South Africa actively supports CSI initiatives that:
- help conserve our environment
- showcase our heritage
- encourage education (maths, science and technology programmes)
- support social development (disability, HIV/Aids, women empowerment and soccer development tournaments).
We also support our employees, through our Employee Volunteer Programme, who are involved in community volunteer work and encourage all employees to experience the personal rewards of giving their time and talents.
Read more about Total's CSI programmes