2015 SOCIAL REPORT
2015 SOCIAL REPORT
Published: 01 Feb 2016
Agra Limited’s purpose is to create prosperity and improve quality of life. Agra is a major role player in the agricultural industry, which is of utmost importance in the Namibian economy and central to the lives of the majority of the population. It therefore remains strategically important for Agra to contribute to the development of agriculture and agricultural communities through our corporate social involvement.
The King III report states the following: “Because the company is so integral to society, it is considered as much a citizen of a country as is a natural person who has citizenship. It is expected that the company will be and will be seen to be a responsible citizen. This involves social, environmental and economic issues - the triple context in which companies in fact operate.”
It can be confidently said that Agra Limited is one such purpose driven corporate citizen. Agra experienced positive growth and were privileged to be able to invest largely in local infrustructure during the past two years. Besides the economic impact of Agra’s business, 2015 was again a year in which we aimed to address the social aspect of the communities in which we do business. Through involvement we strived to better the lives of the Namibian community, especially in a year where the agricultural industry had to face various challenges of which the intense drought was a major factor.
Corporate Social Involvement embarked upon for 2015 reaped fruits which can be labeled as having positive based outcomes for all our stakeholders. Contemplating all the above mentioned, we are proud to include initiatives taken by our Namibian community in 2015 and Agra’s role in these activities.
This report outlines and highlights our sponsorship involvement in Agra’s endless endeavor to ensure “a better life” for our stakeholders, our employees and the Namibian community whilst remaining one of the biggest partners in sustainably growing agriculture in Namibia.
Agra’s Corporate Social Investment is divided into various categories, enabling us to actively support different spheres of agricultural practices and other community based projects in Namibia. These categories include knowledge and skills development; organised agriculture, diverse business and community; agronomy and horticulture; Swakara; livestock and employee inputs.
Christo van Wyk Officer:
Sponsorships and Promotions