Sappi Southern Africa
Sustainability Report

CREATING SOCIAL
VALUE THROUGH
EDUCATION

We have been supporting the PROTEC programme since 1995; providing science, mathematics, technology, world-of-work and English theoretical and practical education to grades 10 to 12 learners from disadvantaged communities.

The programmes run in parallel to formal schooling and are delivered at Saturday and vacation school classes by qualified and experienced PROTEC tutors. PROTEC also provides teacher support and materials.

We support five PROTEC branches in Sappi communities at Stanger, Mandeni, Umkomaas, Nelspruit and Pietermaritzburg.

SHARED
VALUE IMPACT


  • Expanded skills pool in disciplines relevant to Sappi.
  • PROTEC consistently delivers Matric and Bachelor pass rates that exceed the national statistics year on year.
  • Analysis conducted by Trialogue in terms of Social ROI (SROI) measures non-financial impacts. The PROTEC SROI ratio of 4.22:1 implies that, for every ZAR1 invested, ZAR4.22 of social value is created each year for South African society in terms of reduced educational costs.