The South African Post Office seeks to make a positive contribution to the people and the environment in which it does business. The corporate value of contributing positively to communities and to the environment guides the organisation’s Corporate Social Investment strategy and our employees’ response to socio-economic and environmental challenges faced by disadvantaged South Africans.
To be recognised among the leading providers of postal and related services in the world
We will enable the nation to efficiently connect with the world by distributing information, goods, financial and government services; leveraging our broad reach and embracing change, technology and innovation
The Corporate Social Investment initiatives are aimed at benefiting economically disadvantaged people that fall within the women, youth and the disabled segments, with a bias towards rural and peri-urban areas. In ensuring that beneficiaries receive the maximum benefit from our investment, we work in partnership with communities, not for profit organisations and like- minded organisations to offer integrated sustainable solutions. The primary focus of our corporate citizenship is to empower people to ensure sustainable and lasting development. Our areas of investment include; poverty alleviation, digital inclusion, environmental sustainability and HIV and AIDS. Our employee volunteerism program serves to enhance the reach and impact of our investment.
CSI Selection Process:
The organisation follows a thorough and robust procedure to ensure that we partner with the most appropriate and relevant organisation. The process is as follows:
- Invite proposals from organisations whose programmes fit within our corporate citizenship strategy
- These proposals are reviewed, after which the projects are visited to confirm their suitability and gain a better understanding of the work
- The proposals are submitted to the corporate citizenship committee who then score these on governance, capacity, ability, financial stability, reach, sustainability and impact
- The successful proposals are then submitted to the Executive Committee for approval