IRVINE'S CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY
OUR STRATEGIC APPROACH
Irvine’s Zimbabwe strategic approach continues to be heavily involved in rural and small-scale poultry production, in line with Government’s policy of developing agriculture in the rural areas.
Irvine’s Zimbabwe recorded volume increases across all three categories. Day-old-chick volumes increased by 37% during the year under review whilst table eggs volumes were up 8% reaching a new record high. Frozen chicken recorded a 21% volume growth recovering from the decline recorded same period last year.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Managing the pandemic
In response to the pandemic and the need to carry out essential service duties, Irvine’s focussed on ensuring all employees could undertake their respective duties in a safe environment.
As such, Irvine’s provided masks, sanitizers, regular testing to its employees and stakeholders, whilst supporting the Government’s vaccination program - which has led to remarkable success in managing COVID-19 cases.
In addition,1 000 face masks were donated to surrounding communities as part of efforts to educate people on the importance of good hygiene in preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
One demo chicken house was handed over to Ntabeni Primary School in Bulawayo together with a first batch of 2 500 broiler chickens as part of our support to community development. The demo house will be used in the community for broiler management training, and school projects. This latest addition is the 13th Irvine’s demo house in operation across the country, in addition to demo houses at John Landa Nkomo- Tsholotsho, Bindura Chipaze Primary School, Mapuvire Primary School-Chivi, Glen View 1 High School-Harare, Materera School-Chihota, Home Field Centre-Mt Hampden, Watsomba Manicaland, Gwebi College, Goromonzi High School, Makoholi Centre-Masvingo, Esgodini Agricultural College-Matableleland South.
A donation of chicken and eggs was made to Kudakwashe Children’s Home as part of World Egg Day celebrations, in addition to this, weekly donations of eggs and chicken to children’s homes, old people’s homes and other nursing homes.