At AfricInvest, we believe that value creation is achieved by focusing on corporate responsibility and sustainability alongside capital investments.
Our commitment to sustainability is expressed in our investment approach : We examine business opportunities and risks during due diligence, identify opportunities for cost-saving and resource-efficiency improvement and carry out our investment programs with the wellbeing of the local communities in mind.
We have developed an internal Social and Environmental Management System in cooperation with international Development Financial Institutions to ensure sustainable management approaches within our SME investments across the region.
Exat - Ivory Coast
Exat remains closely involved in the development of the villages where the factory and plantations are located, providing electrification and has also built a local primary school
SJL - Morocco
SJL is putting in place a tracking system for its trucks in order to promote more economic driving practices, and more closely monitor fuel consumption.
Tejra - Tunisia
Tejra has invested EUR 6 million into cogeneration units in its 2 brickyards. Partially funded by local authorities, the investment will generate cleaner and cheaper energy. Tejra is also considering the use of alternative fuels such as olive-pomace oil.
Inpackt - Tunisia
Inpacktis building photovoltaic generation capacity in order to produce enough energy to meet its own requirements. The photovoltaic unit should be operational by the end of 2014.
MICROCRED MADAGASCAR - Madagascar
(Mrs. Hanitah, owner of a making workshop and one of Microcred Madagascar’s 20,000 clients). MicrocredMadagascar focuses on providinginnovative agricultural and business loans, while preventing over-indebtedness and fostering transparency. 96% of Microcred’sclients have never had a previous relationship with any financial institution.
SNAX - Algeria
Snax sources the potatoes for its products from local farmers who are provided state of the art assistance and training in modern agriculture techniques.
VITALAIT - Tunisia
Vitalait installed a sewage treatment station in 2007 further to the launch of its new yoghurt production unit and increased production capacity of its milk mill. The station’s capacity allows it to treat all industrial effluents from production.
THCC - Tunisia
Ramzi and Ines are 2 of the 500 paramedical staff at THCC, who have been recruited and trained by the clinic to use and maintain advanced technology equipment.
ALTEA PACKAGING -
Alteahas installed special a special device to extract solvent-laden hot air and supply fresh air to all of its employees. The companyalso recycles all of its solvents for use as cleaning agents for their machines.