Socio-Economic Development

Creating change in South Africa is an integral part of the way we want to do business.

Given the large operational and commercial footprint of our business, we consider our impact on society very seriously. We make a substantial contribution to the socio-economic development of South Africa through various programmes and initiatives.

Our Socio-Economic Development initiatives include:

Employee volunteering

BAT SA has partnered with Rise Against Hunger Africa, an initiative that aims to alleviate hunger and address the issue of food security in the region. Through this partnership, we encourage our employees to volunteer their time to the Rise Against Hunger cause.

Our Mandela Day partnership began in 2013 when BAT SA employees volunteered their time on Mandela Day to pack thousands of meals for the less fortunate. Since then, this employee volunteerism initiative has become an annual event, with the company’s employees packing 120,000 meals for charity in July 2019.

Visit Rise Against Hunger  for more information on this charity.