This is a 29% increase in the
company’s total contribution to African economies in a period of only four
years and is revealed in a report undertaken by Corporate Citizenship, an
independent, global management consultancy specialising in social impact
assessment, sustainability and corporate responsibility.

Gavin
Dalgleish, MD of Illovo Sugar Africa says, “As a business, we endeavour at all
times to deliver on our shared value mandate, while actively supporting the
governments’ social and economic development agendas. We are committed to the
transformation of our business in Africa, but recognise that to keep ourselves
focused and on track, we need an independent benchmark against which to measure
our real contribution.  The last report was completed in 2012/2013 and we
have assessed our progress against this to ensure we identify gaps or areas of
improvement early as well as take the time to celebrate achievements.”

“We
identified critical areas such as job creation, land rights, local supply/value
chain development, capacity building and skills transfer and environmental stewardship
as key to our own success, and that of the local and national economy.  We
were very pleased to note that we have made solid progress in meeting our
commitments and feel confident that our ongoing transformation strategy and
shared value agenda will continue to deliver results,” concludes Dalgleish.

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Source: AgriOrbit