CBH CSI (Corporate Social Investment)
External to its normal business, CBH enables various opportunities to benefit and uplift communities and small development players within the poultry industry in South Africa and Africa. In Zambia, CBH procures maize and soya from local small farmers, making them part of mainstream poultry. A similar situation can be found in the Tete Province in Northern Mozambique, where small farmers grow maize for CBH on a rotational crop basis. In South Africa, CBH supports transformation by providing various HDIs with opportunities to contract grow broilers, and to trade depleted broiler birds. Internships are also used within Nutri to develop skills and provide training opportunities for first-time job seekers. The abattoirs in Botshabelo and Tigane are at the heart of these two communities, by being the biggest employers, and thereby benefiting the entire community via various upliftment initiatives.
CBH is also a proud and active member of both the South African Poultry Association (SAPA) as well as the Animal Feed Manufacturer’s Association (AFMA), and adheres to these bodies’ codes of conduct in terms of quality, animal welfare and environmental awareness. From 2013 to 2016, CBH personnel chaired both SAPA and AFMA.