A partnership that makes a difference
In its quest to make a difference through its subsidiaries and affiliate, BML has selected Innovation: Africa (IA), a New York based non-profit organisation, as its global corporate social responsibility partner.
IA employs solar energy solutions to provide schools, orphanages and medical clinics with lights and refrigeration, and villages with pumped clean water. In the process, villagers are educated about solar energy and water infrastructure, and provided with the skills to take ownership of and maintain the infrastructure into the future. It is an approach that strives for maximum impact on more than one level.
IA works in villages across Africa and is already active in Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, the DRC, Senegal, Ethiopia and Malawi.
In addition to a generous sponsorship, Bayport is represented on the IA Executive Advisory Board and supports the IA leadership team with financial planning and operational support.
Thanks to the Bayport partnership, IA started work in Zambia in 2018. Similarly, through Bayport’s area manager in South Africa’s Limpopo province, IA was able to establish the contacts it needed to start a new project in that region.
This partnerships shows that the many benefits of being a multinational business can successfully be extended into the sphere of corporate social responsibility. By choosing an equally global-minded partner, our contribution to the communities in which we operate is sure to be truly transformational.