CDC realizes the value of involving employees in its CSI activities to be recognized as a good corporate citizen. Employees will be encouraged to get involved in projects that the company’s CSI programme supports. This support can include volunteer time, financial contributions and donations in kind. The organization will structure its employee involvement programmes strategically using the following principles of excellence:

(a)  Acknowledge that the organization’s community involvement and its employee involvement efforts contribute to the achievement of its business goals;

(b)  Commit to establish, support and promote an employee involvement programme that encourages the involvement of every employee and treat it like any other core business function hence it will be included in the CDC Balanced Scorecards. Because this will be treated like any core business function, employees will be required to produce portfolio of evidence for CSI projects undertaken in the reporting period. Also the CDC will set what is permissible in terms of time spent away from the office doing CSI activities in the individual scorecards. Immediate Supervisors/Managers will therefore be responsible to monitor and evaluate the participation of each employee. Employees will also be required to spend some personal time in these projects which the organization will therefore give recognition to; and

(c)  Target community involvement efforts with serious social problems in the community. These projects will therefore be registered with the CSI Unit and employees interested would commit themselves and arrangements will be made with the different institutions for participation of CDC employees. The different institutions will be required to submit quarterly reports on the involvement of CDC employees and impact thereafter.

Through the CDC Employee Involvement Programme, the following organizations have benefited in monetary terms, donations in kind and time spent on the projects:

  • Isithembiso Babies Home in Walmer;
  • Mordecai Orphanage in Greenbushes;
  • Sililitha Soup Kitchen in Kwa Zakhele;
  • Ubuntu Education Fund in Zwide;
  • Healing Minds Organization in Walmer;
  • Bethelsdorp Old Age Home Food Garden;
  • Bloemendal Soup Kitchen;
  • Luthando Youth Centre in Kwa Zakhele;
  • Rape Crisis Centre in Motherwell;
  • Khayalethu Youth Centre in Kragga Kamma;
  • Yokhuselo Haven in Walmer;
  • CANSA;
  • Animal Welfare Society;
  • East London Children and Youth Centre in Gonubie;
  • Masizame NPO in Mdantsane;
  • Masibambisane NPO in Mdantsane;
  • Kwa Mashu Old Age Home; and
  • Ethelbert Children’s Home in KZN.