AVI recognises the value of contributing to sustainable economic development through working with employees, their families, local communities and society at large, to improve quality of life, and position itself as an organisation with whom it is desirable to do business.
The company’s Socio-Economic Development (SED) and Corporate Social Investment (CSI) programme reflects our support of initiatives that fall outside of our day-to-day enterprise, intended to bring about positive social and economic changes to historically disadvantaged communities and to enhance the environment in which the company operates.
The company’s primary focus areas are education, development programs, health and community training and skills development. From time to time the relevance of these primary focus areas will be considered in light of changing social and economic conditions and the effectiveness of the projects underway.
The company invests in a number of projects during the financial year, the emphasis being on ensuring quality rather than quantity. AVI seeks to ensure the sustainability of the major projects through longer term funding arrangements where meaningful partnerships can be built with beneficiaries.