Corporate Social Responsibility
Fabricated Steel Manufacturing Company prides itself in being involved in various projects and initiatives to uplift its own staff and also the lives of South Africans.
Staff Initiatives and training
FSM strives to improve the lives of its staff and to assist them to lead their families and communities by example. The following initiatives have been undertaken by FSM:
- Medical / Nursing facilities for Occupational Health requirements, HIV Aids and also the general wellbeing of staff once a week at FSM Factory premises
- Specific assistance and interventions by the Senior Manager HR/IR on a personal basis. This includes company sponsored doctor’s appointments and advice and interventions to assist staff.
- Staff loan scheme to assist with financial hardships that invariably occur.
- Training courses by outside services providers to improve on skills levels of employees.
- Company subsidised Drivers licence scheme to assist with staff getting their driver’s licences.
- Apprenticeships in Electrical, Boiler making and Tool and Die making since 2017.
- Various learnerships for FSM staff.
- Learnerships for the unemployed aiming to bring them into the productive workforce by giving them targeting training and specific work experience. The candidates are drawn from FSM staff dependents and outsiders.
The following projects have been undertaken by FSM:
Lephalale Community Policing Forum
FSM supplied Artisan and Semi Skilled labour accommodation to Eskom’s new Medupi Power station in Lephalale in Limpopo province. As a result, this small town experienced a ‘population explosion’ with pressure being put on all services including those provided by the South African Police Service (SAPS). FSM assisted with donating mobile accommodation units and the upgrading of facilities to the value of almost R1.2m to the Lephalale Community Policing Forum to assist with their services to the greater community of Lephalale.
Ebenezer Care Centre
FSM was approached to assist with the donation of a crèche building at the Ebenezer Care Centre in Orange Farm just outside Johannesburg. This crèche looks after young children from this very poor area and runs in conjunction with the International Assemblies of God Church run by Rev JJ Lekgula.
Jabulani Rural Health Foundation – Ngcwanguba Clinic
FSM was approached by the Jabulani Rural Health Foundation, a foundation formed by Doctors based at the Zithulele Hospital near Coffee Bay / Hole in the Wall in the Eastern Cape (formerly the Transkei) to assist with an HIV/Aids outreach programme at the nearby Ngcwanguba Clinic.
FSM donated a double wide mobile clinic building to Jabulani Rural Health Foundation for use in their programme. For more information on the work done by the foundation, please view their website on www.jabulanifoundation.org
The Vryheid branch of Child Welfare South Africa obtained donated funds to purchase a prefabricated building from FSM for use as a crèche building at the Siyabonga Creche in Gluckstad. FSM agreed to donate the transport costs and erection costs (labour and concrete) for this worthwhile project. The photos of the beneficiaries says it all.
This is an outreach and safe haven project based at the old Boksburg prison. FSM was approached to donate a prefabricated building structure for use as a ablution / washing facility mainly for the crèche children who have no access to facilities at home.
Status Acres Combined School
In return for the use of their sports field for FSM’s soccer team, FSM has contributed to annually for the past 5 years to the upkeep of the fields at the school for the benefit of the children at the school.
Rondebult Primary School
FSM were approached by The Star Newspaper’s Teach Fund in conjunction with their Lead SA initiative to donate a classroom to the Rondebult Primary School. The article below shows how desperate the need was at the school with 106 grade 1 Zulu children being crammed into 1 classroom. The additional classroom has made the world of difference to these children’s lives and futures.
Masonwabe Pre School
FSM were approached by the Loaves and Fishes Network, an organisation based in East London who were looking to set up a crèche building for the community. They had secured certain funding but not enough to purchase the size of building they wished. FSM agreed to discount the building price and to donate the foundation and concrete work.
Pro Kids Day care
The founder and parents of this day care facility in Soweto managed to raise R50 000 towards upgrading their day care and primary school. FSM assisted with the sponsorship of the balance of the funds to procure a mobile classroom so that that children could learn in a suitable environment.
Patrick Mashego School
Following an initiative by the Principal and Senior staff members of the Beaulieu Preparatory School who raised more than R55 000 on the CEO sleepout, FSM agreed to fund the balance of the cost of a mobile classroom. After consultation with the Africa Food for Thought programme, the Patrick Mashego School was identified as the recipient of this classroom as they were in desperate need for more space for their Grade R pupils.