Given the nature and scope of our business as a multinational group of media and e-commerce platforms, we focus our sustainability initiatives in to distinct categories:
- Social development
- Health and safety
- Arts and culture
and skills development
- Adult basic education and training
- Childhood development/education
- Job creation
- Sports development
- Skills development
- Access to water and nutrition
- Urban greening/carbon offset
- Legal issues
- Risk management
- Governance issues
- Shareholder rights
- Stakeholder trust
Education is one of our most important contributions to the African continent. We contribute to improving literacy levels through various forms of print media (from newspapers to school books), electronically through television, which opens up the world to many people, and through social networking. In addition to literacy and educational programmes in Africa, the group also provides social support in Eastern Europe, and community involvement in Latin America.
SuperSport has become the predominant funder of sport across the continent, especially soccer, while promoting associated social and economic goals.
M-Net’s initiatives have stimulated the South African industry by partnering with local film-makers and content producers to assist emerging talent to make programming with universal appeal for its Africa Magic and Mzansi Magic channels.
Naspers’s internet platforms focus on e-commerce, communities, content, communication and games. These have brought products and services previously inaccessible to our users.
Our most direct impact on the environment is from print media. The internet businesses inherently have a lower impact on the environment. Through some of their trading activities, our internet businesses stimulate buying and selling used or recycled goods in a paperless environment, and strive to make a difference, for example Allegro’s allforplanet initiative [http://www.allforplanet.pl/ ].