As part of its belief that much of a country’s success lies in the involvement of corporates in their communities, the Goscor Group has extended a helping hand to four needy charities with a R30 000 donation to each of them.
That much of a country’s success lies in the involvement of corporates in the communities they operate is no overstatement. Because of the economic power big businesses hold, they are in a position to make a real difference when it comes to helping society deal with an array of challenges it faces.
“At Goscor, we believe that business should be an active citizen. This should be motivated by the desire to contribute to building better communities. It is rooted in our understanding that business is not separate from society, but inextricably bound to the fortunes of its people,” says Goscor Group CEO Neil Wilson.
Wilson is of the view that any corporation’s CSI initiative shouldn’t be driven by regulation, but by the company’s desire and commitment to the well-being of the society it serves. He adds that companies can exhibit their inherent, welfare-creating strength by means of words and action. By actively tackling issues that affect society, individual companies can show that voluntary efforts are more effective than regulation.
“At Goscor, we believe that business is the cornerstone of prosperity in society. Apart from creating jobs, offering goods, services and processes, as well as investing in the skills of our employees, we have always gone the extra mile to make a difference in other parts of communities we operate in,” he says.
With that in mind, the Goscor Group has made R30 000 donations to four recommended charities. Three of the benefitting charities are based in Gauteng and one in Cape Town. The three Gauteng charities are Little Eden, TLC Charity and El-Shammah, and the Cape Town beneficiary is The Enez Foundation.