Giving back is part of our philosophy.
Z.A.ZEN embodies the principle that an organisation can only be successful if it positively impacts the society in which it operates and adds value to those within its sphere. We are committed to translating our own business success into growth and greater opportunities for our associates, clients and other partner businesses.
Our values include:
We give back in three key areas; by bringing in younger partners to our consulting business and exposing them to larger areas of responsibility and challenging work; by providing pro bono strategic assistance to non-profits and small businesses; and through an export agency business to Japan that opens a market for over 120 art and craft organizations.
Z.A.ZEN is committed to partnering with young, up-and-coming businesses and brings these partners into its teams to help them gain experience. We proactively seek out new businesses and provide team members with exposure to bigger projects and responsibilities. Our teams and consultants are often given projects that stretch their capabilities and the freedom in which to test and expand their capacity.
Giving back also means taking our own expertise and skill sets and helping others on a pro bono basis. Mentoring new businesses and providing insights, thought processes and advice to other entrepreneurs is a natural part of how we operate.
Today the export agency business to Japan has opened markets for hand-made South African products, selling goods from artisans, crafters, non-profits and small businesses in Southern Africa.
- Africa Smiles | www.africasmiles.co.za
- Senzokuhle Wire Baskets | www.wezandlacrafts.co.za
- Kaross | www.kaross.co.za
- Hillcrest AIDS Trust | www.hillaids.org.za
- African Art Centre | www.afriart.org.za
and many more, with a total of 120 different artisans, NGOs, community groups and others since 2002.