Friendly Neighbours Supporting health and wellbeing initiatives in our fence line communities
The role of Social Investment (SI) function within the Energy Business has over the years proved to be a strategic and important business sustainability imperative. One of the SI programmes driving this imperative is the Friendly Neighbour Concept (FNC) programme which supports the Retail & Mobility business to partner with Franchisees to drive socio-economic and community building activities within the franchisees’ immediate communities, i.e. fence-line communities.
Sasol Circle Centre
One such partnership was with one of our Retailer, Safwaan Moosa, who owns Sasol Circle Centre (SCC) in Laudium, West of Pretoria. Safwaan has been working very closely with the SI team supporting the building of community cohesion in Laudium. When informed of the gym equipment that was made available following the relocation of the Sasol Randburg office to Sasol Place, Safwaan immediately recommended Itireleng community as a beneficiary; Itireleng is located within Laudium which is 9km from SCC.
Itireleng Community Gym
Sasol heeded the call and the refurbished the gym equipment was donated to Itireleng Community Gym. since the donation, over 150 people continue to use the equipment to improve their health and fitness levels during the outbreak of COVID-19.
The franchisee gets a lot of business support from the community and Safwaan took the opportunity to recommend this support for the local community as another mechanism by which Sasol could support his community members and bring the brand values to touch local lives This is but one example of how the SI Function supports the community through the Retail business and Franchisees’ under the Friendly Neighbour programme.
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