Motus has Corporate Social Investment (CSI) programmes that support basic education, youth development and road safety. Approximately 70% of group commitment is aligned to CSI group projects. Motus is committed to enabling socio-economic growth, creating employment and making a difference.
The social and ethics committee, a sub-committee of the Board, is responsible for monitoring the non-profit elements of corporate responsibility. The mandate of this committee places a strong emphasis on the responsibility of the group towards the communities in which we operate, on social transformation in the workplace, on preserving the well-being and dignity of our employees (including human rights), environmental impacts and sustainable value creation for all stakeholders.
Established in 2003 to assist communities, to date, the Trust has established 60 school resource centres (of which Hyundai has sponsored 12) / libraries providing access for almost 70 000 learners on a daily basis (Monday to Saturday). The trust employs 65 full time staff; many of who were unemployed learners from the communities within the resource centre are based. To date the trust has benefited from 20 Motus Yes placements.
This national campaign has visited over 2 246 schools, given road safety talks to 1 910 991 learners and distributed 102 300 reflective sashes. The programme is enjoying the support of the Department of Transport and the Department of Basic education, and we often have officials participating on the day.
The Unjani Clinic concept was developed out of the need for the urgent transformation in the healthcare system in South Africa; the fact that our country faces the triple action of HIV, AIDS & TB. In excess of 80% of our population are dependent on an overburdened public sector system; and a costly curative-care based model versus disease prevention and promotion. Unjani Clinic is a network of black women owned and operated primary healthcare clinics that provide accessible, affordable and quality healthcare to communities in low-income areas.
Network currently consists of 105 clinics and 2 mobile clinics employing 400 permanent staff with over 2 500 000 consults to date. To date the network has benefited from 70 Motus Yes placements.
As part of its ongoing commitment to safer roads for all South Africans, Motus has committed to sponsoring vehicles to the Bakwena N1/N4 toll concession during the peak Easter and festive holiday seasons. The sponsored vehicles assist in visible policing and faster response time to incidents.
Owning the largest technical training academy for motor artisans, Motus trains 1 960 artisans yearly. A total of 780 artisans, are required internally, with the balance trained for the broader motor industry. The company recently launched a joint programme with the Department of Higher Education and Training to train an additional 600 artisans over a three-year period.