Being a good corporate citizen

  • We are a significant and regular contributor to the LUSA Community Chest Outreach Project at Tsatsi Primary School in Zamdela, Sasolburg. Asibavikele is a daily feeding program and aftercare service managed by Child Welfare Sasolburg which provides nutritional meals and homework in support of more than 100 children in the township.
  • We also contribute annually to the LUSA Community Chest Impact Fund, which focuses on capacity building and training programs with affiliated community-based organisations. The training programs equip organisations which support previously-disadvantaged communities in and around the Vaal Triangle region.
  • We support the North West University Ikateleng program, a Saturday school focusing on the sciences and mathematics, building on the school curriculum and offering much-needed life skills to students in grades 10, 11, 12.
  • The Komati foundation self-leadership tutorial program is an exciting venture with Wits University to address much-needed skills through the use of university post-grad students as mentors, the focus is on senior secondary school students. This is a Safripol pilot project aimed to increase the future engineering pool and promote the STEM shortage of skills.
  • Other beneficiaries we support are the LUSA Community Chest’s Wish upon a Star and Winter Warm Projects, and the Kamohelo Centre for Disabled Children.
  • We offer bursaries to engineering students and to children of employees, from primary school through to tertiary education.
  • To amplify our impact on society, each of our employees is granted an extra day’s leave which may be used in fulfilling a community need. This in effect provides 265 extra days for community service.
  • We have a proud history of employing apprentices and providing opportunities for experiential learners to fulfil the requirements of their tertiary qualifications.
  • We have an annual intake of unemployed learners at both our manufacturing plants, many of whom are permanently employed by us or other companies in the chemical industry.
  • We currently support 12 disabled learners to help them obtain an NQF 1 qualification in office administration in partnership with the Skills Development Corporation based in Cresta, Johannesburg. We will continue to support this group of learners in their efforts to obtain NQF level 2.
  • We have participated in a number of beach clean-up operations
  • We distributed food parcels in the South Durban Basin during the COVID-19 lockdown
  • We sponsored a play gym for the Wentworth Primary School
  • In Durban, we agreed on a TOR doc with community leaders whereby SAFRIPOL will support schools foster employment from fenceline communities and promote the wellbeing of our fenceline communities. Safripol also collaborates  with TUT, KZN and UP to promote the studies in science and polymer technology.