Engen's focus on Health and Safety is deeply aligned to our business and its operations. The role of CSI in this area is to facilitate a shared company-wide approach to these important issues. Within this, we seek social investment opportunities that will be good for our company, whilst also benefiting the communities in which we do business.

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We currently invest in the following initiatives:

Paraffin Safety (KlevaKidz)

The Engen’s KlevaKidz campaign educates rural and township communities about safe handling and storage of paraffin. Employing a unique form of industrial theatre, the initiative was launched in 2008. Since then, it has reached more than 79 000 learners in 190 schools located in areas where the household use of paraffin is widespread and paraffin-related accidents are common.

Research commissioned by Engen in 2011, which benchmarked the “before and after” of the first KlevaKidz campaign, illustrated that awareness improved from 24% to 90% and changed the behaviour of more than 80% of participants. The ‘KlevaKidz’ paraffin safety education and awareness campaign is targeting another 300 schools from 2013-15.


Driver Wellness

Driver Wellness is an annual initiative aimed at educating long distance truck drivers about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Drivers have the opportunity to receive free voluntary screening in mobile clinics, administered by qualified nurses and counsellors. Checks for high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, tuberculosis, BMI (Body Mass Index) and HIV/AIDS are undertaken.


Forecourt Wellness

Forecourt Wellness focuses on medical/wellness screening for Engen forecourt attendants. The programme covers Cape Town, Johannesburg, Tshwane and Durban, Bloemfontein, East London and Port Elizabeth. Forecourt attendants are screened for blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and HIV.




Some of our other recent investments in Health and Safety include:

2015

CountryBeneficiaryCause
Malawi Malawi Police Services Provided diesel to support efforts to sensitize the public on the dangers of criminal activities involving the abduction and murder of people with albinism
Mauritius Link to Life NGO focused on the provision of counselling for cancer patients from vulnerable groups

2014

CountryBeneficiaryCause
Botswana Link-to-Life Counselling for Cancer patients
Ghana Operation Smile Cleft lip/palette surgery
Tanzania Support for International Change (SIC) HIV/Aids

2013

CountryBeneficiaryCause
Rwanda Operation Smile Cleft lip/palette surgery
Botswana Sir Seretse Khama Memorial Fund Providing for people with disabilities
Botswana Botswana Bikers Association Charity Toy Ride Collecting and delivery of toys for disadvantaged children
Tanzania Fueling Change in Tanzania HIV counselling, awareness, treatment
Ghana Operation Smile Cleft lip/palette surgery
D.R.C. Operation Smile Cleft lip/palette surgery

2012

CountryBeneficiaryCause
Rwanda Operation Smile Cleft lip/palette surgery
Botswana Kerala Samajan "Lighting up Botwana" initiative Mokgware villagers received multi-purpose household illuminating lights.
Botswana Zoological Garden of Botswana Procurement of anti-venom and related medical supplies to aid the treatment of snake bites
Mauritius Prevention Routiere Avant tout Prevention of road accidents
Mauritius Foyer Pere Laval Children's Home
Tanzania Fueling Change in Tanzania HIV counselling, awareness, treatment
Zambia Citizens on Patrol Ambulances and rescue services
Ghana GA West Municipality UNICIPAL Health insurance for 100 underprivileged people
Kenya Karen Hospital Assisting children with heart problems to undergo the necessary surgery

2011

CountryBeneficiaryCause
Rwanda Operation Smile Cleft lip/palette surgery
Mauritius Prevention Routiere Avant tout Prevention of road accidents
Rwanda Gira Inka Project Building houses
Mauritius The Mtius Red Cross Society Children’s healthcare
Mauritius SOS Children's Village Upgrade of a place of safety for children
Tanzania Fueling Change in Tanzania HIV counselling, awareness, treatment
Kenya Hoywik Programme Supporting school catering for orphans and HIV infected children
Kenya Petroleum Institute of East Africa Sinai Fire Tradegy victims