​Scaw committed to making a notable difference in the communities - 26 October 2016​


The Scaw Metals Group, a leading manufacturer in the South African steel sector, will plant 1000 trees in Katlehong in an effort to foster sustainable development and continuing with the fruitful partnership with Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA).

Committed to making a notable difference in the communities in which they operate, Scaw ensures that the lives of their employees, who mostly reside in and around the Ekurhuleni area are impacted in a positive way.

Scaw lives by the values of portraying a corporate citizen that not only installs a sense of pride in their employees but who are dedicated to increasing environmental awareness by educating communities on the importance of trees.

FTFA is committed to driving sustainable development, through advancing, promoting and facilitating greening, climate change action, food security and sustainable natural resource use and management.

FTFA's Executive Director, Chris Wild says, "Trees play a vital role in rural and urban populations. They are needed to enrich and anchor soil, maximise water supplies, beautify the surrounds and provide fruit, shade and shelter. Thanks to Scaw Metals Group, Katlehong is becoming a healthier environment for its residents."

FTFA's work continues to embrace best practices in sustainable environmental activities that empower disadvantaged communities while also playing an important role in reducing the carbon emissions that are threatening to the environment. And so there is a growing need to ensure that we are environmentally mindful. Katlehong community will benefit through receiving two types of trees - one indigenous and one fruit tree.

The corporate social investment (CSI) committee has made valuable developmental contribution through making the community upliftment projects an integral part of the work culture. Markus Hannemann, CEO of Scaw says, "Over the 3 year partnership with FTFA, we have witnessed a huge social transformation through initiatives that drive social upliftment.


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About Scaw Metals Group

Scaw is a South African-led company producing highly specialised and critical consumable components for the mining, rail, power, offshore oil and gas, construction, commercial and other industrial sectors. The business operates through four product focused business units with facilities in South Africa. Grinding Media produces high chrome and forged grinding media. Wire Rod Products produces steel wire rope, chain, wire and strand and other related products for mining, industrial, construction and offshore oil drilling applications. Cast Products designs and produces a variety of cast steel products for the mining, metal processing, power generation and railway industries. Rolled Products is a manufacturer of low and high carbon long steel products.

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