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How employers can help battle Aids (So. Africa)

Author: Lynley Donnelly , Mail & Guardian So. Africa, Published on: 1 December 2006

…[L]arge corporations with the financial resources to implement HIV/Aids workplace programmes are making inroads…First National Bank (FNB), [has a] programme… aimed at educating, training, testing & encouraging people to access treatment…Mining companies [&] trucking companies…have [also] implemented…[HIV/AIDS] programme[s]...PeopleManagement… has created a…cost-effective, self-help programme [for small business…Business action on HIV/Aids has generally taken the form of branded philanthropy…[but where]…donor fatigue looms, [this] is no longer sufficient. [Here] consumers will reward companies who invest in [Corporate social opportunity]…by purchasing CSO products & services. [Article also mentions Barloworld, Anglo Platinum, AngloGold Ashanti, BHP Billiton, American Express, Apple, Converse, Emporio Armani, Motorola, Levi’s, MAC Cosmetics, Mail & Guardian & Carework.]

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Related companies: American Express Anglo American Anglo Platinum (part of Anglo American) AngloGold Ashanti Apple Barloworld BHP Billiton Converse (part of Nike) Emporio Armani (part of Giorgio Armani) First National Bank [So. Africa] (part of FirstRand) Levi Strauss MAC Cosmetics (part of Estée Lauder)