In 2002 ex-Springbok rugby player, and greenOFFICE director, Wayne Fyvie got greenOFFICE involved with the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players Fund. Having been exposed to injuries during his own rugby career Wayne felt passionately about assisting those who sustained life changing injuries while playing rugby.
Wayne turned his thoughts to ways of providing long-term funding solutions. Now, empty laser and ink cartridges can be donated for recycling and the “reward” money is paid to the nominated individual or charity. This eco-friendly initiative won them the prestigious Proudly South African Corporate Social Investment Champion of the Year award.
greenOFFICE’s genuine concern for the future and well being of mobility impaired individuals inspired them to find other ways of helping. They started a cycling club for able-bodied riders as well as mobility impaired hand cyclists. The team takes part in registered cycling events and has inspired and educated not only the team members but the cycling community at large.
greenOFFICE are never satisfied with past glories and practice what they preach. When Quintin van Jaarveld, a quadriplegic from Port Shepstone, joined the greenOFFICE staff they decided to further prove their commitment by hosting a QASA member on an ETDP SETA learnership at their head office in Durban.
Goodman Mabele joined them in 2007 as an internal collector receiving skills development and training. He proved himself a real asset to the company and became a permanent employee in June 2008.
greenOFFICE took on another learner in 2008. Martin Steenkamp joined the Service department as an internal service support consultant and is receiving skills development and practical work experience to assist and equip him for permanent employment.
From recycling to cycling to learnerships, greenOFFICE has proven their commitment to QASA and our members time and time again and constantly look for ways of assisting and promoting awareness within their company, clients and community.