The Clicks Group recognises that in order to contribute to the social and economic development of the country, it is necessary to invest time, financial and other resources in order to have the greatest possible impact. To this end, the Group will donate 1% NPAT for socio-economic development aligned to its policy.
The Clicks Foundation has been established as a conduit of the Group’s commitment to sustainable development.
The Group Corporate Social Investment focuses on areas that are aligned with the business strategies that are related to Health and Wellbeing. For example, the Clicks Helping Hand Trust is currently focusing all funds towards the recently launched Moms and Babies Project.
The business units will identify and implement flagship projects/programs which are relevant to the core business and aligned to one or more of the focus areas.
The Clicks Foundation will consider funding applications from organisations that have a proven track record of operating within one or more of the focus areas and that are:
Registered as non-profit (NPO), non-governmental (NGO), public benefit (PBO), Section 21 and Trusts;
Serving previously disadvantages communities within South Africa with at least 75% of the beneficiaries being black (black as defined in the BBBEE Charter);
Have externally audited financial statements or reports.
The Clicks Foundation and the brands within the Clicks Group, do not offer financial and non-financial support under the CSI policy to:
Profit making organisations and or individuals
Political parties or organisations with affiliations to political parties
The Clicks Foundation does not provide funding for:
Operational finance (i.e. salaries, running costs, etc.)
Golf days and other such events, nor does it provide gift vouchers or samples
The Group encourages and supports employee involvement and participation in CSI initiatives.
The Group recognises that, in order to positively influence the social and economic environment and have the desired impact on the communities, the need to create strategic and sustainable partnerships with government, non-governmental organisations, community based organisations and other relevant internal and external stakeholders is important.