Building a better working world for our people and communities
EY’s business strategy is founded on engagement with our people, clients and communities to help them achieve their potential.
As a company that embraces corporate responsibility, we think carefully about how to invest in society today to make sure there will be a business context where both we and society can thrive tomorrow and long into the future.
Increasingly, business, government and NGOs are pulling together to promote business, social and environmental progress. With 135,000 people in 140 countries, one of the best ways EY can contribute to this effort is through skill-based volunteering that’s coordinated globally while taking account of local conditions and culture.
We channel our efforts into three key areas that are aligned with our business strategy and critical to improving and expanding market economies.
- Education – developing skills and broadening access to make sure the next generation has the skills it needs to make a positive impact
- Women – Developing Africa’s next generation of women leaders
- Entrepreneurship – supporting and celebrating start-up companies as they create opportunity
Corporate responsibility is an imperative for safeguarding the sustainability of our business. As a business, we can only grow if the economy and society are strong. So we must continually find ways to intersect what we do well with what society needs. In this way, we will help the people we employ, the companies that we serve, and the communities in which we operate to achieve their potential fully – in both the short and long term.
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- The NextGen class of 2013 attained a 100% pass rate with a total of 86 A’s. Three of the girls were awarded outstanding performance awards in Kwa-Zulu Natal, with two attaining a phenomenal 100% in Accounting.
- The NextGen matric class of 2014 grew to 33 girls and whom attained 100% pass rates with a total of over 100 A’s.
- The NextGen matric class 2015 also achieved great results with 31 girls, 92 overall distinctions and 2 girls achieveing As in all subjects. 1 girl attained over 90% in all subjects and the other attained over 80% in all subjects, with a 100% in Accounting
- EY’s NextGen programme awards bursaries to over 50 NextGen girls to study in varied fields ranging from Accounting, Engineering, Information Technology and Medicine, at top universities nationally.
- One of our very first graduate, Nomfundo Mashiya just completed her BSc IT – Cum Laude.
- Lethlabile Dhavana. This brilliant young leader who lost her mother at an early age and went through very difficult times decided not to be the situations around her. She joined NextGen, then left South Africa for Trinity College in Connecticut to start her undergraduate degree in social development as she is passionate about developing and educating the youth, especially those living in disadvantaged communities.
- After graduating from the ALA in June 2015, Nomthandazo Khanyile started her new life at Arizona State University, where she will follow her passion to study microbiology. A self-proclaimed biology fanatic, Nomthandazo’s passion for microbiology has been fired up by the many lives lost across the continent to diseases such as Malaria and HIV/Aids.
- In 2014 at the age of 16, Rose Seima became a chairperson for MIC (Making Incredible Change). She did a TedX talk about projects dealing with social issues. She continues to give back, mainly in Alex. Her top campaign is called : "GET HIGH ON EDUCATION AND NOT ON DRUGS AND ALCOHOL”