Sustainable Development Goal (SDGS) Contribution

Our vision is to ‘Improve the quality of life of the customers in our chosen markets’ which is in line with the United Nations supported Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL (SDGS) CONTRIBUTION

Sustainable development is critical in all our businesses. Our vision is to ‘Improve the quality of life of the customers in our chosen markets’ which is in line with the United Nations supported Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals have been incorporated into the way we operate, therefore, it is important for our Group to contribute to their achievement.

Our Management Approach

The Group ensures that actions taken on implementing our sustainability strategies contribute to the implementation of SDGs in the places we operate. Our actions are aligned to contribute to the 10 national priority SDGs adopted by the Government of Zimbabwe. Our approach is to ensure that we continue to report on our contribution to the SDGs along our sustainability reporting using the newly launched guide manual developed by GRI and United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) for Business Reporting on SDGs. During the year, some of our actions and contributions were towards the following SDGs:

SDGTHEMEOUR BUSINESS RESPONSE(S)
‘Good health and well-being’.
  • Provided support to our employees and their families though wellness programmes.
  • The Group responded to the Covid-19 pandemic and health needs with an investment of approximately ZWL15 million.
‘Quality Education’.
  • Provided employees with training and education. Our averages training hours were 85 hours for male and 114 hours for female.
  • The Group supported a number of schools across the country with learning materials, food stuff and schools sporting. The Group contributed ZWL333 656 (ZWL105 200- FY19) towards children education support which represent an increase of 217%.
‘Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation’.
  • The Group enhanced the utilisation of water resources in its operation by effectively managing the resource in way that meets regulatory requirements and avoiding harming the water sources.
  • Our companies measure and monitor the quality of water.
‘Sustainable and modern energy ’.
  • The Group monitors energy utilisation and continue to work towards clean energy in business operations.
  • Alpha Packaging installed a 5KVA solar systems.
‘Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all’

‘Employment and decent work for all’
  • The Group enhanced its production efficiency for materials used to minimise waste, production energy and waste disposal by increasing recycling to 28%
  • Created and sustained employment and decent working conditions through health and safety, wellness programmes and responding to Covid -19 in workplace.
‘Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development
  • Distributed economic value created to support economic growth through taxes paid to government, employee welfare, supporting community development and local supply chain support in our business activities
  • Financial investment and materials of approximately ZWL18 million into various social, community development and charities including the Covid-19 Response in Zimbabwe. This investment represents an increase of 860%.