Corporate social investment

When respondents from leading South African companies and government were asked in a national survey to rate companies’ strategy and practices on corporate social responsibility (CSR), Netcare was rated the top healthcare organisation. This has earned the Group a Diamond Arrow Award, the highest recognition, for the past four years.
The Netcare Group’s corporate social investment is focused on the following key categories:
  • Emergency medical services to indigent patients
  • Healthcare accessibility initiatives and programmes for disadvantaged communities and individuals 
  • Community health and welfare sponsorships and outreach programmes
  • Academic sponsorships and bursaries 
  • Discretionary CSI projects. 

In 2015, emergency medical services for indigent patients comprised 57.8% of the R25.1 million which Netcare invested in healthcare-related CSI initiatives. This is testimony to the fact that Netcare 911 places the sanctity of human life above all else and responds to all requests for emergency medical assistance. 

Netcare 911 is also actively involved in a number of educational and outreach initiatives in the communities where the company operates. 

The Netcare Group’s CSI strategy, governance and activities are coordinated by the Netcare Foundation, a public benefit company that was established in 2010. The Foundation partners with government, corporates, suppliers, healthcare professionals and staff members to support the development of the communities in which Netcare works.

Click here to read more about Netcare’s CSI initiatives.