NATIONAL FOODS CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY
OUR STRATEGIC APPROACH
NFL supports the disadvantaged and various needs within our stakeholders and communities through the CSR Programme.
Our CSR strategy focuses on responding to vulnerable groups, community support needs and strategic initiatives under the thematic areas of socio-economic and environmental impacts.
Corporate Social Responsibility Activities
National Foods objective is to plough back to the communities within which the company operates by enhancing lives, improving well-being and building lasting emotional capital. The initiatives are mainly targeted at children and the elderly.
The Group engages in proactive initiatives which deliver an impact to the socio-economic well-being of communities and also participates in initiatives that are geared towards the preservation and long-term sustainability of the environment.
National Foods has taken initiatives to support over forty groups of vulnerable communities across Zimbabwe’s ten provinces. These centres include orphanages, special needs groups, vulnerable women and children, schools, hospitals, churches, wildlife and other national social support.
The company adopted two charities in each of the ten provinces in the country to which a monthly provision of food-stuffs is delivered. The Group also donates a day in the year for staff to participate in an organised charitable cause.
The company implements projects in communities geared at supporting and enhancing livelihoods. To this end the company identifies schools, hospitals, church-run institutions in disadvantaged communities and supports self-initiated projects to contribute towards social causes.
Target groups are disadvantaged communities, schools, hospitals, church run institutions and wildlife protection initiatives, including donations to Healing with Horses and the SPCA.
Building Lasting Emotional Capital
The Company responds to relevant adhoc or once off interventions and customer / consumer focused initiatives through cash and branded food donations, at exhibitions, graduations, prize giving days and uniformed forces events.
National Foods supported the Zimbabwe Netball National Team. "The Gems" with ZWL 200,000 upon their qualification to the Vitality Netball World Cup in Liverpool.
In 2017 and 2018 National Foods provided funding to renovate 8 schools in the Sanyati and Ngezi districts in partnership with the Kapnek Trust. The Company donated stationery to four of the rehabilitated schools in the 2 districts.
The Company donated 60 metric tonnes of various products including roller meal, self-raising flour, salt and jam towards the communities impacted by Cyclone Idai in Chimanimani. NFL Staff collected 32 full bags of clothes and shoes that helped to sustain the immediate and basic needs of the affected families.
Cyclone Idai Donations
National Foods Limited donated 60mt of various products including roller meal, self raising flour, salt and jam towards Cyclone Idai.