This award is open to businesses or social enterprises that have made a significant positive impact on the community in KZN.
The winner is: TOYOTA SOUTH AFRICA MOTORS
Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) commits time and resources to developing all South Africans by empowering and uplifting local communities through impactful and measurable social programmes.
The corporate social responsibility programme has four pillars, namely education; road safety; civic and community service; and health and human service.
TSAM continues to affirm its fight against the spread of Covid-19 in South Africa, and has supported the KwaZulu-Natal communities, Department of Health as well as the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality. Toyota has pledged R15 million to provide Covid-19 testing equipment, hospital facility support, transport for contact tracing and face shields, and sanitisers in the KZN region.
TSAM refurbished and upgraded the pharmacy at Clairwood Hospital in Mobeni – to support Covid-19 cases. By supporting the infrastructure development at the hospital it has enabled the efficient utilisation of the beds and improved the level of health care.
The ToyotaReach programme expanded its scope of involvement to enable access to remote areas. TSAM sponsored 10 Hilux 2.4 SRX 4x4 Double Cabs for nine months with the expressed purpose of helping health workers reach the inaccessible areas.
1 500 food parcels (each containing groceries to sustain a family of four for a month) were distributed to communities around the Prospecton Plant in Durban.
TSAM supported more than 270 schools in KwaZulu-NataL from disadvantaged townships, informal settlements and the Ngonyameni with readiness packs – including face shields for all the educators, sanitizers, educational posters and IR Thermometers.
For our campaign called Safe to School Safe to prior to the re-opening of schools in early June 2020, TSAM assisted operators and drivers of learner transports with sanitisers, decanting bottles and shared some educational pamphlets pertaining COVID-19 prevention protocols.
The finalists are:
• Ithala SOC Limited
• SLG Pty Ltd