Capespan is an international leader in delivering world-class fresh produce and service solutions. Via our vast networking system, we deliver to global fruit trading partners in 66 countries on six continents, 365 days a year, enabling more than 1 300 global producer partners in 26 countries to fulfill their global supply objectives throughout the year.
Perhaps even more importantly, we see ourselves as a socially responsible organisation, committed to uplifting the lives of those around us.
It is with this in mind that we set up The Capespan Foundation – the Corporate Social Investment arm of our organisation, with a mandate to improve the quality of life for people living and working in rural/agricultural communities in which the company operates.
The Foundation also conducts CSI fundraising initiatives, and develops joint-venture partnerships with local community-based NGOs and service providers, as well as with international customers, service providers and related industry role players.
The scope of the Foundation’s activities includes farms in which Capespan has a shareholding interest, rural agricultural communities in which the company operates and international projects initiated by the company’s international offices/partners.
Our various CSI programmes, referred to as “Blue Hand” projects, focus on providing communities with support in three main areas– Health, Education and Social Development.
Social development initiatives:
Rural and agricultural worker community-based initiatives, which provide much needed employment and income-generating opportunities for poor and underdeveloped communities.
Health improvement initiatives:
Capespan provides basic healthcare educational programmes and supports rural service providers who care for, and provide food supplements to people suffering from HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses.
Capespan is involved in setting up rural day-care, pre-school and after-care educational centres, and in providing rural Primary School support, Adult Basic Education programmes and Life-skills training programmes on farms.
“It’s a credit to the fresh produce business and key logistics service providers that they’ll take time to think beyond the balance sheet and are willing to engage with us in such a meaningful way. I’m greatly impressed by their energy, professionalism and goodwill.”
Janis Mowlam, Chairperson of School-Aid
School-Aid is Capespan’s educational support partner, and supplies books and other quality surplus educational items collected by UK volunteers.