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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Corporate Social Initiatives

The Group recognises that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is no longer an optional “to do” and has identified CSR as a vital part of the group’s business principles.  The Group has been honoured to be involved with some fantastic projects over the last few years and continues to encourage all management and staff to improve on identifying and investing in sustainable projects in conjunction with local communities. PSV believes that the smallest action can better another person’s existence, and has the potential to create a phenomenal ripple effect which could lead to drastic change. The Group is invested in taking the time and making the effort for corporate social investment.


The Group undertook several social investment projects in the year including:


Blanket and Food Drive – 2012

PSV visited the St Peter’s Child Care(“StPCC”) Facility in Douglasdale.  The facility was formed in 2000 and focus on children affected by HIV/AIDS, especially orphans.  The objective of the project is to provide an emotionally secure environment for raising children orphaned as a result of the HIV /AIDS pandemic.  StPCC supports a number of foster families and is run by a committee of volunteers. PSV donated 150 blankets and bulk food supply to the centre. 

 

PSV also donated the same to the Community Provision & Social Services (“COMPASS”) in Edenvale. The centre cares for the poor, homeless, unemployed and uneducated communities.  The centre offers various development programmes to individuals in need and feeds hundreds of people on a daily basis. 

 

 

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Nelson Mandela Day – 2012

The Group was once again fortunate to participate in this humble initiative.  Employees took to the streets and spend their 67 minutes by dishing out soup and bread to people on the streets.

 

 

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Mohau’s Home for Orphans & Disabled Children

This home cares for abandoned and disabled children. The home was in need of a variety of appliances, healthcare items, stationary and more.  The  Group  donated appliances such as stoves, fridges and dishwashers as well as food supplies, stationary, schoolbags, nappies, formula milk, beds, linen and blankets, supplies and installed a new water tank which was delivered just before Christmas.

 


El-Shammah Home for Abandoned Babies

This charity takes in abandoned, abused and orphaned babies. This home has a “drop box” in which parents can place their unwanted children in.  The “drop box” is fitted with an alarm that is activated once an unwanted baby is placed in the box. Nappies, baby formula, baby accessories, cots and other items were donated in the year.

 


ACVV

PSV staff teamed up with ACVV, a non-profit welfare organisation dedicated to promoting and supporting children, families and communities.  Their primary focus is the protection of children, ensuring their well-being within their families by means of implementing awareness programs and interventions.  As part of their awareness campaign, ACVV runs a camp during the June school holidays for 50 “at risk” adolescent girls.  The camp program consists of a number of workshop discussions addressing issues of drug abuse, body and self-image, and making positive life choices. PSV was proud to provide sponsorship for this programme.

 


Community Project

PSV approached a group of 7 unemployed women from the Brooklyn community to assist them in developing their enterprise. The dream was to start a second hand charity shop, similar to the hospice shops. Goods were sold on the street pavement but later a small shop was found to rent. The Group supports these women and their developing enterprise by making a financial contribution towards their monthly rent.

 


Nelson Mandela Day – 2011

PSV joined this nation-wide initiative by packing vehicles with blankets and food parcels donated by the Group and staff members. Approximately 250 blankets and over 150 food parcels were collected. In addition to this, a Toyota bakkie with donated clothes and blankets was filled. Staff members helped distribute these donations to the people of Etwetwa squatter camp in Daveyton.

 


Schoolbag & Stationary Project

PSV Holdings donated a total of 80 schoolbags with full stationary items to pupils from poor communities in the Benoni and Edenvale area.  The schoolbags were distributed to 1st grade pupils at the Verkenner Primary School and to the Compass Centre in Edenvale.

 

 

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