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 (formerly 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)