Associated Meat Packers (AMP) Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability
OUR STRATEGIC APPROACH
AMP over the years has partnered with various stakeholders in the community in which it operates and has impacted and supported the livelihoods of everyday Zimbabweans who help build the AMP brand. The organisation has made a long standing commitment to reach out and help where help is needed the most.
These strategic partnerships with various registered charitable organisations have ensured that the less fortunate and vulnerable have access to much needed protein and healthier meals. Our contributions have added to the lives and well-being of the elderly, the infirm and orphaned children.
AMP Community Sustainability Programmes
Chinyaradzo Children’s Home
Chinyaradzo Children’s Home is an orphanage that was established in 1962, in Highfield, Harare. It provides full-time residential care to approximately 60 orphans, who include abandoned orphans, terminally ill orphans, children who have been physically or sexually abused or whose mothers are mentally ill and/or are in prison.
Currently there are 6 house units and a resident mother who takes care of each house, successfully creating a family structure for the orphans.
AMP provides 25kg of chicken as a protein offering on a weekly basis to ensure that the children receive a balanced diet.
God Miracle Missions
God Miracle Mission is a foster home based in Hatcliffe, Harare and is run by Pastor Matowa. The home accommodates and supports about 30 orphans at any given time.
AMP contributes to the livelihoods of the children by supplying beef on a monthly basis to cater for the home’s protein needs.
Old Legs Tour 2019
During the St Johns Spring Fair 2018, AMP Meats adopted the Old Legs Tour Charity to be part of their display stand to help raise funds and awareness for the charity. The charity is on a mission to cycle from Harare, Zimbabwe to Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.
The Old Legs 2019 Tour is targeting to raise over US$120,000 for Zimbabwe A National Emergency (ZANE), Pensioner’s Aid Harare and the Bulawayo Help Network. Between them, the chosen charities look after over 1,800 pensioners across Zimbabwe, providing them with food, medicines and somewhere to call home, in addition to emotional support. They also facilitate cataract operations and hearing aids amongst their projects.
In addition to their work with the eldery, the charities also funds a clubfoot correction program, successfully treating over 2,600 children to date, a prosthetic limb program for landmine victims and providing treatment for children with hearing impairments.
Friend Animal Foundation
The Friend Animal Foundation is the only private, open admission, no kill companion animal shelter in Zimbabwe. It provides care, shelter, rehabilitation and re-homing facilities for a variety of companion animals.
AMP has a zero wastage policy, with the by-products of slicing and processing being donated to the foundation to ensure that the animals are well fed, fit and healthy until they find their next home and companion.
Established in 1911, the Harare SPCA is the oldest Animal Welfare Organisation in Zimbabwe. The Harare SPCA is a registered, non-profit organisation. The SPCA plays a vital role in the community which ensures the safety of all animals.
SPCA acts as the Official Municipal Pound but does not receive any government or municipal funding. Funding to keep the Society going is reliant on the goodwill and support of concerned corporate entities, individuals and continuous fund raising efforts.
AMP partnered with the organization to help keep the animals in the various shelters fed.
St John’s College Pipe Band
Like Colcom, AMP has been sponsoring the St John’s College Pipe Band for over two years and continues to do so. The St John’s College Pipe Band was formed in the 1990s and is today an important part of the life and culture of the college, playing at sporting and cultural events as well as at other wide range of events within the college and across Harare.
We are proud that we have been able to contribute to the St Johns College Pipe Band's success at winning the World Championships in Piping and Drumming Competition in Glasgow, Scotland in August 2018.
Donation to Cyclone Idai Relief Fund
As part of our culture to assist where help is needed the most, AMP donated 50kg of chicken and 120kg of beef to the victims of the devastating Cyclone Idai, that occurred in March 2019.
The organisation also created a drop-offpoint for donors in the area to bring in clothes, blankets, diapers and other much needed essentials; after collection we provided transportation for the goods to be ferried to the Presbyterian Church in Highlands, to ensure that those that needed them received the goods in their time of need.
Cyclone Idai Donations
170kg Meat Donations
AMP donated 50kg of chicken and 120kg of beef to the victims of the devastating Cyclone Idai