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In line with our core business, Imperial’s societal relevance and legitimacy depends on the strong relationships we build with all our stakeholders, including the communities within which we operate. We are committed to making an active and sustainable contribution towards strengthening the communities in which we live and work. Our strategic CSI projects are aimed at delivering a visible and sustainable positive impact and are rolled out across all regions of operation.
Invested USD1 million (to 2021) in the world-class eye hospital in Abuja, Nigeria which has served over 16 120 underserved patients and performed over 3 220 subsidised eye surgeries since opening in January 2019.
Kenyan Refugee Schools Undertaking Our Market Access business has invested USD100 000 (R1,7 million) in the Kenyan Refugee Schools Undertaking, a partnership with the Caring Women’s Forum and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The UNHCR has the mandate to protect refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people – and assist in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement to a third country. Project deliverables include the delivery of schoolbooks, teacher training, new school desks and enabling refugee students to write their high school learning exams.
Partnered with SOS Children’s Village in Kecskemét, Hungary. SOS Children’s Villages International is a non-profit organisation, which provides humanitarian and developmental assistance to socially disadvantaged children in 137 countries, protecting their interests and rights.
SOS Children’s Villages International provides children and young people − many of whom are orphaned or whose parents are not able to take care of them – with the opportunity to grow up within family structures, building interpersonal bonds with fellow residents.
Our contribution to the village in Kecskemét, Hungary, covers the costs of accommodation and education for the children. In total, 10 foster families, hosting around 60 children between them, live in the village. To integrate the children into society, they attend public kindergarten and schools and are allowed to visit friends outside the village or invite their friends to visit them. Our operations in Hungary will allow us to maintain a regular presence with the children. In addition, we hope to involve them in company events and, in time, explore the opportunity of offering internships for some of the young people. In July and August 2020, a further EUR1 708 (R24 612) was donated to the village in employee fundraising events, a blood drive and matched funds from Imperial.