At Sea Harvest, we don’t just care about the environment that provides us with the incredible resources we need – we also
care about our people and local communities. The Sea Harvest Foundation combines a number of Corporate Social
Investment programmes to support the needs of many, allowing us to uplift and care for our fellow South Africans.
We are currently constructing Grade R and pre-school facilities on the premises of the Diazville Primary School with the help of the Department of Education, to cater for the children of Sea Harvest staff living in the area and the broader community.
Sea Harvest provides financial assistance to hundreds of students from the West Coast in the form of bursaries.
Sea Harvest has been working closely with the Department for many years. Since 2012, six social workers have been permanently based at the Sea Harvest Social Development Office and five satellite offices have opened in the area. An on-site clinic on the company’s premises, family enrichment programmes and substance abuse support group, among others, form part of our Employee Wellness Programme. Between 2013 and 2016, more than 1,500 members of the community received assistance at our Social Development Office.
Between November 2010 and February 2016, Sea Harvest raised over R1.8 million in aid of the Children’s Hospital Trust, the fund-raising arm of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.
Twenty-four schools with historically disadvantaged students, as well as a number of local sports clubs, receive our help in the form of sports equipment, uniforms and financial aid. Sea Harvest is also a major sponsor of the South African Fish Factory Sports Tournament, which has been held annually for the last 24 years in Velddrift.
Sea Harvest has partnered with the West Coast Business Development Centre (WCBDC) to offer financial contributions and support for initiatives such as the establishment of a Procurement Forum in 2011, aimed at maximising the potential procurement opportunities for local companies in the SBM.