Caring for people is one of the values formulated in the Power Group’s Purpose and Vision statement. It is through caring that the Group has succeeded in building a passionate, loyal and proud workforce with a great team spirit.
But caring goes beyond the workplace, and has found worthy beneficiaries in the Power Group’s Corporate Social Investment programme.
The Power Group Charitable Fund
The Power Group Charitable Fund was started in 2000, inspired by the Bible verse of Proverbs 3:9-10 “Honour the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine”.
The companies in the Group donate the first 10% of their profits to the fund. This supports various charitable organisations, including Go for Gold, Eagles Rising and many more.
In line with its culture of caring, the company is concerned about the welfare of its employees and their families and have implemented an Employee Wellness Programme.
Through this programme we provide employees and their family members with assistance when they require help with the prevention, identification and treatment of psychological or social problems, which all levels of employees may encounter from time to time.
Part of Power’s way of caring for its people is an established and results-oriented HIV/Aids programme. To date, 98% of the staff members have been tested voluntarily. Those who have tested positive are on the programme and are receiving the required treatment.
Habitat for Humanity
On Wednesday 18 June 2014, the Power Group and Habitat for Humanity signed a Memorandum of Understanding, to formalise the partnership between the two organisations.
The MOU saw these two organisations working side-by-side to build homes for the poor and transform communities.
As a first, the Power Group hosted teams on Habitat for Humanity’s volunteer building programme at Pelican Park. The volunteers included the National Deputy Minister of Human Settlements, the Premier of the Western Cape, the Executive Mayor of Cape Town, The South Africa Programme Manager of United Nations Habitat and various leaders and individuals from businesses and organisations from around the country.
The Pelican Park project hosted 750 daily-volunteers who built 67 houses, during 14-18 July 2014. This week coincided with the Nelson Mandela 67 minutes campaign.
Power to the people
One of the most visible demonstrations of the Power Group’s commitment to the upliftment and bettering of the lives of people has been the co-ownership offer extended in 2007 to all its employees with five years’ service or longer.
True to the spirit of loyalty that thrives amongst Power management and employees, this is a BEE deal that is serving to empower people from within the Group; it rewards those who have helped to build the Group, and will continue to reward generations of employees as they move through the ranks.