Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Carlson supports financially and donates goods and time where possible to a number of NGOs, non-profits and organisations and individuals in need. Previously disadvantaged organisations and suppliers are used wherever possible.

The following organisations benefit from financial contributions, new and used donations, and/or pro bono work and volunteering from Carlson:

  • Ladles of Love
  • Girls and Boys Town SA
  • Hope Africa
  • U-Turn
  • Lifeline
  • Red Cross Hospital
  • Sara Fox
  • Child Safe
  • Breath of Life
  • Baphumelele
  • Sisters Inc
  • Solidarity Fund

Environmental Sustainability 

Carlson is passionate about and committed to environmental sustainability and supports climate change initiatives. Both professional and personal investment is governed by the triple bottom line – social, environmental and economic benefit – and reducing our carbon footprint.

Carlson makes every attempt to tread lightly, minimise environmental impact by living and working according to green, earth-friendly practices. This is critical to who we are and how we work.

  • All office and electronic goods are disposed of by EWASA or similarly credible organisations
  • All paper, plastic, tin and glass is recycled weekly by Abundance Recycling
  • Paper is saved through double-sided printing and reuse; and only recycled paper is used
  • Books, magazines and publications are redistributed
  • All cleaning products are biodegradable and environmentally friendly
  • Blinds and windows replace the need for air conditioning
  • Travel is limited co-travel encouraged
  • Telephone and web communication is promoted in preference to travel
  • Documentation and invoices are sent and received via email instead of using surface mail
  • Procurement of goods is done through credible suppliers with eco friendly practices and products
  • Locally manufactured goods and localised suppliers are preferred