Sovereign Foods takes corporate responsibility seriously, and that’s why we have always contributed to the community with economic and social initiatives that make a difference in people’s lives.
Our Corporate Social Investment programme, Sovereign Cares, contributes to the development of rural and previously disadvantaged communities. This is achieved by actively engaging stakeholders in programmes that add value to the lives of people who live in the areas around Sovereign Foods.
To show our commitment to youth development, we engage schools in and around Uitenhage that have high levels of income inequality, unemployment and poverty. With the help of the schools, we identify academically-deserving learners who need financial support, and award them with scholarships to finish their Matric year and contribute to their tertiary education.
Thereafter, the students have the opportunity to take part in the Sovereign Foods Graduate Development Programme to gain valuable work experience in one of the many departments at Sovereign Foods.
Over the years Sovereign Foods has been a long-term benefactor of a number of organisations in and around Uitenhage and KwaNobuhle, including Lukhanyiso Home, Sonwabise Community Development, and Zoey’s Little Lamp Joe Slovo Community Creche.
Our Hope Alive initiative allows employees to get directly involved with charity organisations through activities such as cultivating vegetable gardens, distributing food packs, serving in soup kitchens and doing repair and maintenance work.