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, the Community Trust has established 37 school resource centres, providing access for 42 000 learners on a daily basis and assisting 1 400 teachers. The trust also employs 82 full-time staff, many of whom were previously unemployed learners. Motus is proud to be associated with the trust and endeavours to continuously commit to the foundational education of South Africans.
This national campaign has visited more than 1 500 schools, given road safety talks to 1 480 592 learners and distributed 85 300 reflective sashes. The programme is founded on key road safety messages delivered by our mascot, Bongie Buckle Up Buddy.
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.