CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

CSI

At Calliper we take pride in playing an active role in the upliftment of various communities through educational and social programmes.

Our business processes are also informed by the belief that our greatest impact can be done within our field of practice. This has always motivated us to execute our work and engineering designs to the highest standards, cognisant of the potential opportunities created through infrastructure provision and the goal to realise as many of these opportunities as possible. Furthermore, we seek to grow our impact by accelerating progress on diversity and inclusion.

LEARNERSHIP & BURSARY PROGRAMMES

Calliper currently provides financial assistance to students enrolled in diverse fields of study at the tertiary and basic education level.

We also have a learnership programme which aims to address the gap between tertiary education and the needs of the labour market, especially in engineering fields. The learnership upskills students and helps them find employment more easily when their studies are completed.

FEEDING SCHEME

Calliper offers monetary contributions towards a non-profit organisation (Jesus Outreach Ministry). The organisation runs a soup kitchen which feeds the less fortunate and the homeless within the communities of Diepsloot, Cosmo City, Katlehong and surrounding areas.

COMBATING POVERTY

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many lives. It has resulted in a sudden loss of income for businesses and individuals alike and has deepened poverty. In response, Calliper, through the Prisca Foundation assists with poverty alleviation for households in Katlehong, East of Johannesburg. To date, we have donated food vouchers for families who lost their income due to the pandemic. More than 300 household have been provided with Checkers food vouchers and continue to be assisted on a monthly basis.

CAPACITY BUILDING & ENHANCING EMPLOYABILITY

In keeping with the company’s employment equity policy, Calliper is committed to ensuring the equitable representation of suitably qualified individuals from all the designated groups (black people, women and people with disabilities) in our programmes.

Calliper identifies individuals from previously disadvantaged communities and assists them in acquiring driver’s licenses in order to enhance their employability and acquire essential skills.

PROMOTING ARTS & CULTURE

Calliper offers support to the Ntinga Music & Arts Academy which is based in Midrand, North of Johannesburg. The academy offers music and visual training/lessons to unemployed youth and school children from previously disadvantaged communities.

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