Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility is the continuing commitment by organisations to behave ethically toward everyone including staff, local communities and society as a whole, to the environment and to also contribute to economic and social development.  It extends beyond statutory obligations and allows organisations to voluntarily take further this action.

Black Crystal Consulting and Social Responsibility

Black Crystal Consulting is very aware of its social responsibilities and as such, over the years, we have been involved in a number of activities as part of our SR initiative.

Committees and Trusts

Since 2005 we have contributed to the preservation of our natural environment and cultural heritage through our involvement in the following Committees and Trusts: 

Bulawayo:

•           Bulawayo Lecture Series

•           Friends of the National Railways Museum

•           Friends of the Natural History Museum

•           Gordon Park, Matobo

•           Hillside Dams Conservancy

•           Historical Documents Section, Public Library

•           Rowallan Park, Matobo

•           Sipepa Community Trust, Sipepa District, Tsholotsho

Harare:

•           Biodiversity Committee, BCSDZ

•           Climate Change Technical Committee, BCSDZ

•           Environment Africa

•           Friends of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe

•           Kuumba Trust

•           National Trust of Zimbabwe

•           Richard Kevin Rugube and Marjorie Fadziso Mutemererwa Trust

•           Prehistory Society of Zimbabwe

•           Sustainability Reporting Committee, BCSDZ

Victoria Falls:

•           Friends of Victoria Falls

•           Kalahari Sands Foundation

The Arts

In 2012 Black Crystal assisted the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in its fund raising dinner called ‘Art Alive’.Enactus World Cup

Enactus World Cup

In 2016 Black Crystal donated tee shirts and caps for the Zimbabwe team represented by Chinhoyi University of Technology when they participated in the Enactus World Cup, the world's largest business innovation competition for social impact a global competition where students develop and implement innovative and sustainable solutions to some of the world's biggest challenges, Zimbabwe were one of the top 8 teams.

Natural History Museum

In 2015 Black Crystal gave a donation towards the newly published: “Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe: a Guide” published by the Friends of the Museum.

National Tree Planting

In 2015 Black Crystal donated trees and undertook a tree planting ceremony at St Peter’s Kubatana High School near Highfield in partnership with the Jesuits Province of Zimbabwe. In 2013 we planted several trees at our offices. In 2012 and 2011 Black Crystal partnered with Unilever in a SR project to commemorate the National Tree Planting Day, in November, at Chikurubi primary school (2011) and at Glen Norah Park in Glen Norah (2012).

Science Fair

Annually, since 2011 Black Crystal support Chisipite Girls Senior School initiate by being one of the Judges at the annual Science Fair which is aimed at increasing women in the field of science (in Africa the percentage is less than 3%). Fostering scientific innovation is one of the key elements to driving sustainable development

World Youth Day

In 2011, Black Crystal sponsored poetry competition in commemoration of World Youth Day toward the end of the second term. School children in grades four to seven at Chisipite Junior and Chikurubi Primary school took part in the competition.