Thyolo Nut Company sees three key areas of social responsibility. These are to our employees as well as other members of our large community, and to our environment.
There are five policies in place to manage this responsibility:
Macadamia shells provide most of the fuel for our boilers. Any remaining boiler fuel needs are met by felling our own wood lots and we are self reliant and carbon neutral in this respect.
Thyolo Nut Company employees have full access to the facilities of fellow subsidiary Lujeri Tea Estates. There is a modern well equipped clinic, two satellite clinics and an ambulance. The clinics are staffed by a trained and qualified clinical officer, nurses and medical technicians.
The company has received assistance from Medicines Sans Frontiers in setting up HIV and Aids counselling, testing and education. These services are now well established but support training with MSF continues.
During 2006 over 100,000 patient visits were recorded as well as 4,000 under five visits and 68 babies delivered.
Attendance and medication at these clinics is free and is not restricted to staff members.
Thyolo Nut Company supports the Schools both on and off the estate with donations of cash and material. It has built several classrooms and an ablution facility, providing the building materials, labour and supervision.
Free company housing is provided for estate employees. Apart from the obvious benefit of free accommodation this reduces the time and cost of travelling to work.
Thyolo Nut Company provides specialised training to our staff. This includes in house, national programmes and international training courses.
RecreationThyolo Nut Company supports and equips four football teams in the local district competitions.
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