Corporate Social Responsibility
We firmly adhere to the Tata group philosophy of ‘giving back to society many times over’. We aim for long-term value creation for the immediate environment we work in by providing infrastructure support, education and training, scholarships, support for local economies, and through sustainable partnerships with various stakeholders.
The Tata Postgraduate Scholarships continue to be a key feature of Tata group’s Corporate Social Investment programme in South Africa. Through the Scholarship Programme, the group has a significant impact on the country’s objective of increasing skills for citizens primed to take up leadership positions in business, government, and civil society in South Africa, Africa and globally. As per the National Development Plan Vision 2030, research by universities has a key role to play in improving South Africa’s global competitiveness.
In addition to the scholarships, the Tata group contributes to the national objective of increasing the number of women scientists in under-served research areas, through the Women in Science Awards (WISA) programme and a sturdy partnership with the Department of Science and Technology, which began in 2009.
Since the Scholarship Programme began in 2006, over 250 scholarships have been awarded through the University of the Free State, the University of Kwazulu Natal and Wits University.
Additionally, the company’s partnership with Operation Smile South Africa has enabled hundreds of cleft lip and palate surgeries for young babies to adults.