Our CSR Initiatives
At Savola, we are constantly forging partnerships and devising new initiatives to improve our company and the world around us. We are immensely proud of what we have already accomplished in this field, and committed to ensuring that this continues in the months and years to come.
The “Makeen” initiative involves us hiring and training people with disabilities. Approximately 200 disabled people were employed at Savola in 2015. As part of this project, we are also improving access for disabled people at our facilities and doing everything we can to ensure that our company culture is welcoming and inspiring.
Injaz is a non-profit that helps young people prepare for the workplace. Through training workshops led by private sector volunteers, the organization develops participants’ personal and practical skills to improve their career prospects. Savola has partnered with Injaz Saudi Arabia since 2010 and is one of its largest supporters.
QADEROON BUSINESS DISABILITY NETWORK
Qaderoon Is a non- profit network that aims to enable persons with disabilities as equal effective members of the workforce in Saudi Arabia through raising awareness, advise, train and share best practice to develop inclusive work environments and organization culture. Along with advocating for persons with disabilities’ right to work and their inclusion with all relevant stakeholders.
Launched by Panda in 2013, “Be Healthy” is designed to encourage Panda customers to lead a healthy lifestyle. The campaign included tips on social media, healthy recipes, how-to video tutorials and even live in-store workshops.
FRIEND OF THE ENVIRONMENT
The “Friend of the Environment” initiative started as converting all plastic shopping bags into Biodegradable bags replacing more than 300 million bags a year. The initiative expanded to include other venues one of which was partnership between Panda and the National Water Company (Saudi Arabia). The original aim was to improve water conservation in Panda stores and to raise awareness of this key issue among customers. Other crucial projects included, focused on issues such as decreasing paper waste and protecting human health.
LEAVE THE CHANGE FOR THEM
“Leave the Change for Them” encourages Panda customers to donate small change during their weekly shop. Thanks to the generosity of our communities, we have raised SAR 55 million in donations since 2006.
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