The Mercedes-Benz South Africa group of companies has a proud history in South Africa. We proudly support the communities in which we operate by ensuring that our operations are sustainable and our people are proud of the company's status as a responsible corporate citizen in the South African automotive industry.
A member of the Daimler group, we continue to champion Corporate Social Responsibility as part of the strategic approach to increase the company’s competitiveness. We pay special attention to the manner in which we manage our business processes to produce an overall positive impact to the broader society.
Our Corporate Social Responsibility interventions are focused on the direct communities in which we operate, as well as neighbouring communities. This focused approach enables us to have a more direct and targeted impact on those who are impacted by – and impact – the operations of our group of companies.
The three pillars that we emphasise as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility projects are: Education and Youth Development, Community Upliftment and Employee Volunteerism.
Our focus on education ranges from pre-school to tertiary and adult basic education, as well as
skills development in the technical fields of engineering and technology. We are also Country
Patron in South Africa to the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation and main sponsor of its Youth
Education through Sport (YES) programme.