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Eskom bags two awards in the Sunday Times Top Brands Survey 2017
Sunday, 01 October 2017: Eskom attained second and third position in the Consumer Green and Consumer Social Investment categories of the Sunday Times Top Brands Survey 2017 at an awards ceremony held in Parktown, Johannesburg on Wednesday, 27 September 2017.
 
The winners were determined by analysing data collected through survey on a total of 3 500 South African adults aged 18 years and above.  Of the total number of participants, 2 500 interviews were conducted in the metropolitan areas while 1 000 were performed in non-metropolitan areas. 
 
Getting recognition in these categories recognises Eskom’s contribution to the development of communities through the corporate social investment (CSI) administered by the Eskom Development Foundation and the organisation’s commitment towards reducing its carbon footprint.
 
In the past financial year, the Eskom Development Foundation funded 228 projects to the value of R225.3 million, advancing 841 845 beneficiaries. Through the provision of electricity, we have a positive impact on social and relationship capital, as we not only enable economic growth, but contribute to job creation, skills development, transformation and broad-based black economic empowerment.
 
We continue to deliver on our commitment to environmental sustainability and reducing our carbon footprint with purchases of renewable energy from independent power producers (IPPs), coupled with our own investment in renewables. There are eight rooftop and ground-mounted PV sites in operation at our power stations and administration buildings, which produced total energy sent out of 4.19GWh in the past financial year.
 
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