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Eskom bags two awards in the Sunday Times top brands survey 2017

Sunday 1 October 2017 17:15

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In the past financial year, the Eskom Development Foundation funded 228 projects to the value of R225.3 million, advancing 841,845 beneficiaries. (SABC)

Electricity parastal Eskom attained second and third position in the consumer green and consumer social investment categories of the Sunday Times top brands survey 2017 at an awards ceremony in Parktown, Johannesburg this week, Eskom said on Sunday.

The winners were determined by analysing data collected through a survey on a total of 3500 South African adults aged 18 and above. Of the total number of participants, 2500 interviews were conducted in the metropolitan areas while 1000 were conducted in non-metropolitan areas, Eskom said in a statement.

Getting recognition in these categories recognised Eskom’s contribution to the development of communities through the corporate social investment (CSI) administered by the Eskom Development Foundation and the organisation’s commitment towards reducing its carbon footprint.

In the past financial year, the Eskom Development Foundation funded 228 projects to the value of R225.3 million, advancing 841,845 beneficiaries.

Through the provision of electricity Eskom had a positive impact on social and relationship capital, as it not only enabled economic growth but also contributed to job creation, skills development, transformation, and broad-based black economic empowerment.

“We continue to deliver on our commitment to environmental sustainability and reducing our carbon footprint with purchases of renewable energy from independent power producers (IPPs) coupled with our own investment in renewables. There are eight rooftop and ground-mounted PV [photovoltaic, or solar power] sites in operation at our power stations and administration buildings which produced total energy sent out of 4.19GWh in the past financial year,” Eskom said.

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