Remgro’s corporate social investment (CSI) initiatives and donations programme cover a broad spectrum of society and can be summarised as follows:

  • Community development
  • Cultural development
  • Entrepreneurship, training and education
  • Environment
  • Healthcare
  • Sport development

Remgro aims to maintain a CSI spending of approximately 2.5% of its net free cash flow annually. In this regard, an official donations committee meets regularly to consider and approve grants to institutions in need. Donations to qualifying institutions are made on an annual basis for a specific period and, although such contributions cover a wide range, there are two noticeable exceptions: political parties and religious institutions. Remgro respects its employees’ choice to participate in these institutions, but does not exercise a choice itself.

During the year under review Remgro’s CSI spend amounted to R27 million (2017: R23 million), as set out in the table below.

Summary of CSI spend Year
30 June
R million
30 June
R million
Community development 6 6
Cultural development 4 3
Entrepreneurship, training and education 13 10
Environment 2 2
Healthcare 1 1
Sport development 1 1
27 23

Further details regarding Remgro’s CSI initiatives can be found in the detailed Sustainable Development Report.