What does corporate social responsibility entail?
For us it means deploying technology for the benefit of society and the environment. Because being successful means creating the conditions today to be profitable tomorrow.
These conditions are characterized both by economic circumstances and by ecological and social issues. Only in an intact environment and with the acceptance of society have we been and will we continue to be able to operate profitably.
MAN Diesel & Turbo South Africa joins together and gives back to our Children’s Society!
As part of the corporate social responsibility project MAN Diesel & Turbo employees, with family and friends gathered together on Saturday, 8 October 2011 at the COMPASS, Children’s Home in Johannesburg, South Africa, and carried out much needed painting and maintenance work. (COMPASS stands for Community Provision and Social Services)
COMPASS Children’s Home is running a Relief Project for the Babies and Children in care. Without assistance at present from the State (Government), and because some of their committed sponsors have pulled out due to the economic climate, they now have 13 babies and children that urgently need sponsorships to help them over this period. Their biggest worry is that their basic needs are depleted, especially the babies with their milk and nappies.
They care for approximately 127 babies and children, aged between new born-15 years that are from abused, abandoned, terminally ill, and impoverished and previously disadvantaged backgrounds. With our help (since their home was burnt down in December) we have been able to assist them in creating and providing food, security, education, a place of safety, a stimulating, empowering, nurturing as well as an uplifting environment.
MAN Diesel & Turbo employees provided new kitchen cupboards, carried out plumbing repairs, repaired broken window panes, installed new play sand pits and toys, painted the exterior and interior of the home; and our teams had tremendous fun painting the fences and the children’s play ground!