ORYX CORPORATE SOCIAL INVESTMENT
Oryx embraces the principles of corporate citizenship and embodies these in its interactions with local society, its unitholders, employees, the environment and all other stakeholders. In this way, we
contribute meaningfully to the economy, to social welfare and to the environment. We aim to build and sustain our corporate reputation and create conditions conducive to profitable business.
Guided by a comprehensive Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy, we focus on enhancing youth development, promoting environmental preservation and enhancing social welfare. Our CSR strategy includes a deliberate emphasis on social investment activities aimed at making a meaningful contribution to the local society. As a team, we also draw significant personal satisfaction from assisting our communities and find the various initiatives Oryx contributes to, and is involved with, incredibly rewarding.
Our corporate social investment (CSI) is concentrated on the following:
We are serious about our responsibility to minimise our impact on the environment. We focus on implementing water saving initiatives, renewable energy generation, efficiency improvements and waste reduction. Refer to page 29 in the Asset Manager’s report for more detail on environmental projects.
Promoting Oryx as a truly caring Namibian company
We provide support to social welfare initiatives that contribute positively to local communities. Our intention is to be a responsible corporate citizen, enhance our reputation and promote relationships with opinion leaders.
Social welfare and philanthropy
Our two-fold aim is to give back to local communities without the expectation of a direct material benefit in return, and to enhance Oryx’s reputation as a caring corporate citizen. Our focus includes:
- Health-related causes such as HIV/Aids, cancer awareness and treatment, and the Namibia Blood Transfusion Service
- Youth development
SUPPORTING THOSE IMPACTED BY COVID-19
We considered our employees, tenants, assets and communities in our response to COVID-19. Refer to page 22 in the CEO and CFO report for a full overview of our COVID-19 measures.
In addition to the City of Windhoek Mayoral Relief Fund and a clean and free water project detailed below, we also:
- Participated in Co-Feed Namibia, a citizen-driven initiative aimed at mobilising food supplies and other necessities to the vulnerable within our communities during national lockdown. Two of our employees served on the Co-Feed Namibia Committee. A total of 1,325 parcels were handed out.
- We donated essential food to the Katutura Old Age Home, based in Katutura, Windhoek – home to approximately 32 pensioners.
- We donated various babies’ goods to the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare.