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Corporate Social Responsibility

Community Impact

Success isn’t measured with only one outcome. At Authentix, as an international company, part of our charge is to respect the communities we serve and strive to create value that is sustainable and leaves a lasting positive impact. Beyond our business to create a world of confident commerce, our teams employ a thoughtfulness toward not only how we do business, but how we leverage our resources to invest back in the community. Please share in our stories of how we work with our clients to plant seeds of sustainable growth for today and years to come.

 

 

Zambia—Clean Water & Sanitation

The government clearly recognized a gap that people in drought stricken rural regions faced to access clean and safe water for daily use. As outlined in the 7th National Development Plan for 2017-2021, key stakeholders meticulously collaborated with businesses to support the development plan goals and objectives of improving the availability of water and sanitation infrastructure in Zambia. At the direction of the Zambia Energy Regulation Board, Authentix supported a basic need for clean water and sanitation to improve health conditions for those in rural areas.

 


 

Action

Leaders of rural constituencies worked with Authentix, its sub-contractors, and the community to fund and execute the drilling of boreholes in the Petauke district within the Eastern Province of Zambia.

  • 30 water boreholes were rehabilitated successfully.
  • 6 water boreholes were drilled, and pumps installed successfully.

Benefits for the community:

  • Over 30,000 people with new access to clean and safe drinking water.
  • Reduced the number of non-communicable diseases in the district.
  • Improved productivity levels due to closer access to water as opposed to previously when community members used to walk long distances to go and fetch water.
  • Increased school class attendance as children will not miss school to go and search for water.
  • Improved sanitation levels at two schools.

 

Zambia—Girls Dormitory in Muchinshi Boarding Secondary School in Chingola

Authentix was honored to collaborate with the Chingola Constituency Development Trust and Great North Petroleum toward the noble cause of constructing a girls dormitory. This will go a long way in alleviating the suffering pupils experience, especially girls. Kindly note that most pupils walk very long distances to attend school and those that manage to find accommodation have to rent in inhuman conditions thereby making it difficult for the pupils to concentrate on school. This also increases the risk of the girl child falling pregnant thereby increasing levels of girl child drop out through early marriages. This gesture will go a long way in encouraging pupils to attain a decent education.

Ghana Community Lighting and New Borehole Water Wells

In the town of Obuasi West, located in the Ashanti region of Ghana, there are approximately 70,000 people. Unfortunately, the community has endured the long-term effects of 130+ years of gold mining. Obuasi has been met with various in environmental challenges – loss of farmland, pollution of water sources, and property damage to name a few. To alleviate and improve the living conditions of Obuasi residents, we worked with community leaders to install new wells in nine towns and install 250 lights and sensors.

 

Ghana Technology Laboratory in Kongo Senior Secondary School

Authentix listened to the needs of our customers in and outside of the boardroom. When the Ghana National Petroleum Authority expressed a need to help the only high school in the Kongo district, it was an honor for us to collaborate on this project.

 


 

Action

The Kongo Senior Secondary School accommodates 2,200 students. To create demonstrable progress for the children of the region, they needed basic educational tools.

  • Authentix installed 21 fully networked computers with internet access.
  • Authentix provided assistance to install a reference library.

Benefits for the community:

Twenty-six student classes benefited from course modules such as the ‘Introduction to Computer Hardware and Software.’ These modules provide students the ability to recognize the different facets and functionality of the technology.

 

 

Supporting Better Healthcare in South Africa

Authentix has supported the South Africa Medical and Education Foundation for a new ARV and TB unit in Delft, a township on the outskirts of Cape Town. The local Community Health Centre serves approximately 20,000 patients per month. More than 1,700 received ARV treatments for HIV. Previously, the Health Center did not include a dedicated waiting area for those with HIV or tuberculosis (TB). This means that the ARV treatments were carried out in the maternity unit. Today, ARV and TB patients are treated in a completely separate unit – no longer posing a health risk to newborn babies.


COVID-19 Policy Statement


v1.03.17.2020

At Authentix, our mission to safeguard the integrity of global commerce is our priority as we continue to focus on customer needs with the challenges presented by the COVID-19 health emergency. Our corporate leadership team is monitoring the situation closely and its potential impact on supply chain continuity.

Our first and foremost commitment is to the health and safety of all Authentix employees. As we have said when faced with other similar infectious disease situations, we will never force Authentix employees to travel to geographic areas where they are uncomfortable or that present an increased risk of exposure to infectious disease.

Effective through April 30, 2020, we have closed the Addison Texas Facility to all personnel who do not require facility equipment to conduct their job, allowing for only those functions such as production/shipping/testing as needed to continue to serve our customers. We have banned all visitors to the Addison Texas Facility as well. We encourage all Authentix sites to enact a similar ban for employee safety and to restrict visitors, but realize this restriction is subject to local needs. We have further banned all air/train travel for all employees for Authentix business purposes. We ask that all customers, vendors or suppliers support these efforts and for those who present themselves at Authentix locations to respect and adhere to our policies and procedures that may limit access on this temporary basis.

We will continue to communicate regularly with our suppliers and updating contingency plans to ensure against any adverse impact or disruption to our customers, acknowledging that we are however subject to continued government restrictions and limited availability of transportation that may continue during this time. We encourage you to reach out to your Authentix point of contact with any questions or concerns.

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