Genesis Energy Group’s corporate objective is to respond to the energy disparities that the African continent faces. In addition to our motto which is to Light Up Africa one Community at a Time, we are also dedicated to Decarbonise and Empower Africa in order to create positive change.
We strongly believe that sustainable growth requires communities to be empowered and the environment to be positively impacted. This is why we are working with social enterprises, clean energy businesses and NGOs to achieve our mission.
Environmental & Social Impact
We are working off a solid base and track record within our internal operations, and in making a positive environmental impact.
Displacing 65 million kg of CO2 emissions per vear
Displacement of 700 million kg of CO, emissions per year
990 full-time equivalent jobs created.
>4,500 full-time equivalent jobs to be created
Local knowledge transfer and employment
Women in Leadership: Executive - 33% Senior management - 41% Middle management - 47%
Zero Fatal Accidents in nearly two decades
POLICIES AND FRAMEWORKS
Our corporate social responsibility is underpinned by three pillars: Economic Responsibility, Social Responsibility and Environmental Responsibility.
Under each, we have five focus areas that drive our work and progress.
We have partnered with organisations that prioritise positive environmental and social impact.
GENESIS Energy Group is a corporate sponsor of the Imbumba Foundation under the Trek4Mandela programme and also partnered with the Foundation to promote sustainability through the provision of solar head lamps for the 2023 Tre4Mandela summiteers.
The Trek4Mandela Programme is an initiative geared to raising vital funds and awareness for young girls who cannot afford feminine hygiene products, such as sanitary towels, while at the same time paying tribute to the revered Father of the South African nation, Tata Nelson Mandela.
About Imbumba Foundation: The Imbumba Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by innovative social entrepreneur, Richard Mabaso in 2010. The Foundation aims to bring about social change and economic upliftment within rural and economically marginalized communities in Southern Africa, through investing and mentoring individuals and communities who seek to uplift and empower themselves. The Foundation has four flagship programmes:
supports the co-founder of Children of Success, Noluthando Sithole, through a Corporate Sponsorship to partake in 2023 Tre4Mandela. Through our involvement, we will help raise funds aimed at ending “period poverty” and keep a girl child in school during the time she is menstruating.
About Children of Success (CoS): Children of Success is a registered NPO that aims to alleviate poverty by reducing the plight of teen pregnancy and increasing financial literacy levels of rural and township communities. Having been formally founded in 2014, the organisation has since become a fully-fledged operational entity, boasting a growing partnership base consisting of secondary schools, rural communities, charitable organisations and the corporate sector.
In 2022 and 2023, Genesis supported the Lady in Red Opera by buying a ten-seater table and inviting private sector professionals to attend and contribute to the initiative’s objectives of exposing high school learners to different careers that industry leaders are experts in.
In 2024, GENESIS will further donate boxes of solar lights that will support South African matriculants through the challenges of loadshedding (national power outages) as they prepare for their final exams.
About Lady in Red Opera
The Lady in Red Opera is an event that was inaugurated at Sanlam Head Office with the intention to create business to business networks through opera nights. The Lady in Red hire opera students from UCT College music to perform and give them a platform to expose their talent during the gala dinner. Through the Amaqhawe Ngemfundo NGO, we tutor grade 10 to grade 12 students during weekends in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects. We invite top 10 students both grade 10 and grade 12 to attend the event to allow them to network with industry leaders of their dream careers.
For years has been supporting Blooming Minds Young Writers and Achievers Awards by sponsoring their awards ceremony for more than six years running. Last year’s event in 2022, saw over 8,000 children in Nigeria alone engaging with the initiative.
About Blooming Minds Young Writers and Achievers
The Blooming Minds Young Writers and Achievers award is an annual creative writing and arts competition open to children between 6 to 15 in Ghana and Nigeria. The award which is in its 7th year has engaged over 8,000 children. https://www.bmywa.com/