EnviroServ is driven by its need to be a responsible corporate citizen. We are aware that our business is integral to communities’ economic, environmental, health and social welfare. Whilst we continually strive for growth and improved business performance, this cannot be at the expense of the environment, our staff or the community. We will actively pursue our goals of ensuring that more and more stakeholders understand our role as a responsible waste company. We seek to establish social, mutually beneficial partnerships and relationships with reputable NGOs, private businesses and government. Being concerned with the environment, EnviroServ seeks to partner with projects that relate to sustainability principles and waste handling particularly waste minimisation, reduction, recovery, re-use and recycling.
Hygro Chicken Farming project
Since 2009, EnviroServ has been funding the Hygro Chicken Farming project in Sundra in Mpumalanga. The project has given people from surrounding communities the skills necessary to establish viable farming businesses. Through effective, hands-on training, mentoring and project management, students acquire skills in animal husbandry, farm business management, entrepreneurship and marketing. The goal of this project is to teach people the skills to help alleviate poverty, but ultimately to promote sustainable economic development in South Africa. Read more...
Intuthuko Sewing project
The Intuthuko Sewing project provides employment and a source of income for people – particularly women – in the Etwatwa
community near Springs, eastern Gauteng
started the projects as a poverty alleviation initiative in 2002. Since inception, entire communities have benefited from the initiative and the project currently employs
35 people. The project has gone from strength to strength and has been nominated for numerous awards. It won the FNB
Vita Crafts award for the Journey to Freedom embroideries. These embroideries were initiated in collaboration with the University of South Africa and consisted of two large quilts depicting the nation’s struggle for freedom, but also celebrating a decade of democracy. The quilts have been displayed in seven USA museums between 2005 and 2008, as part of the international exhibition Weavings
of War – Survivors Sew Their Stories. Read more...
The TOUCH initiative
The TOUCH initiative gives people a sporting chance. Coinciding with the IRB World Cup 2011, TOUCH was an initiative that gave unemployed seamstresses an opportunity to generate an income by making TOUCH rugby balls. They
used recycled billboards and plastic bags collected in their communities, so while the initiative created employment, it also contributed to waste management by helping to clear litter. Read more...
Play Clean: KRIKI for Shore
KRIKI for Shore is part of the 2012 EnviroServ CSI "Play Clean" initiative. The project makes beach cricket sets out of plastic waste that washes upon our beaches, cleaning the environment and creating work opportunities for unemployed crafters. The project focuses on innovative ways of making it fun to clean, while stimulating enterprise development. Read more...