Underlying all of Erongo RED’s policies and practices is our accountability towards the communities in which we operate. We, at Erongo RED believe in the involvement and commitment towards the development of our people. The Erongo RED CSR predominantly directs its funding on the communities that are directly involved with the company’s operations.
Events and Functions
Erongo RED also sponsors national and local charities as part of the company’s social responsibility initiative. This is done by making contribution in a form of financial assistance or usage of electricity at community events such as sporting events, exhibitions, fund raising gala dinners and mayoral relief funds. Erongo RED also supports family fun days for employees and their families. E.g. Sponsorships of temporary electricity connections for events and functions.
During the period under review, Erongo RED sponsored community related activities worth over N$0.5 million.
Being a Corporate Citizen since the establishment of its CSR Committee, Erongo RED has invested in a number of projects. Chief amongst the sponsorships done to date is education. Erongo RED is strongly determined to make a difference to the Namibian youth by rewarding hard-working and dedicated students with bursaries. Since 2012, Erongo RED has sponsored six (6) full bursaries to students from various regions studying in the fields of finance, electrical engineering and law.
In addition, Erongo RED has granted 10 apprenticeships to students from various vocational training centres, such as the Namibian Institute of Mining and Technology (NIMT), giving them the opportunity to gain practical skills through job attachment programmes.