Flexilube's Corporate Social Responsibility Programme is a way in which we can have a meaningful impact through our activities, on the environment and the broader social community. Our key areas of focus for our programme are:
Areas include recycling, waste management, water management, using renewable energy sources, utilizing reusable resources, creating 'greener' supply chains, using digital technology instead of hard copies, etc.
Our business model is that of cradle to grave recycling, being a recycler of waste lubricating oil back into finished lubricants. This sustainability model has been used by our company for almost 50 years in South Africa, and we are very proud to still be practicing and contributing to the sustainability of the lubricants industry by practicing "true recycling".
Endangered Wildlife Trust fills the key niche of on the ground conservation action. Through specialist programmes and large teams of skilled field staff, deployed throughout Southern Africa – their work support the conservation of species and ecosystems and recognizes the role that communities play in successful conservation programmes. They are dedicated to conserving threatened species and ecosystems in South Africa to the benefit of all people. For more information, see https://www.ewt.org.za/
Food & Trees for Africa are active in sustainable development, climate change action and raising consciousness of these issues. The objectives of FTFA are to contribute to greening, climate change, sustainable natural resource management and food security, to create an awareness of the benefits of environmental upliftment activities amongst all communities of Southern African. To contribute to poverty alleviation, improved environments, capacity building and skills development. FTFA works in partnership with government, the private and public sectors and civil society to improve the quality of life and environments for all communities of the country. Flexilube took part in the Trees for Homes Programme and as part of Arbor Month and planted trees, handed out vegetable seeds in Sicelo. Download our FTFA Report here. We then took part in the Food Gardens for Africa programme, establishing a food garden and water infrastructure at Sicelo Primary to harvest rainwater for their food garden, where they hope to provide fresh produce to the families and sell to the community. Download the FTFA Report here. For more information, see https://www.trees.co.za/programmes/trees-for-homes.html
This includes raising money for local charities, supporting social programmes which assist previously disadvantaged individuals, sponsoring local events, employing people from our local community etc. We donated a family play park to our local community to be used for families to enjoy, with a variety of jungle gyms for children to play on and picnic tables to sit and relax in the surrounds of The Oval Park, Henley on Klip.
uBambiswano is a Saturday School programme that has been successfully run for the past 27 years by St Andrew’s School for Girls in Gauteng. 100 grade 6 to 9 learners, from Daveyton and Etwatwa, attend the Saturday School for a 4-year period. Literacy, numeracy, educational and life skills are our priority as well as enrichment activities such as music, swimming, and cooking. Their learners call uBambiswano a place of 'hope', providing them with the hope of a better future. For more information, see https://www.ubambiswano.com/
The St John's College Academy is an after-school enrichment programme for boys in Grades 10 to 12, promoting excellence in Mathematics, Physical Science, English and Life Skills. The Academy currently serves 72 boys from disadvantaged backgrounds in our community of Berea, Hillbrow and Yeoville who attend government schools in Hillbrow and Highlands North. The Academy strives to develop confidence, empowering boys to achieve the matric results for tertiary education and enabling them to become meaningful citizens in their communities. For more information, see https://www.stjohnscollege.co.za/foundation/community-engagement/st-johns-college-academy
SOS Children's Villages which is a member of SOS Kinderdorf International, the largest private welfare organisation for children in the world, operating in 135 countries. Their vision is that every child belongs to a family and grows with love, respect and security. Their mission is to build families for children in need, they help these children shape their own futures as well as sharing in the development of their communities. They focus much of their efforts to The Family Strengthening Programme in order to reach as many children and vulnerable families as possible, helping to prevent further deterioration of family structures with the aim of keeping these children in their families and communities of origin. For more information, see https://www.sossouthafrica.org.za/