Christel House South Africa has received a generous donation of a new solar power system by CHEP, a leading international supply chain solutions company. The purpose of the photovoltaic solar system, which includes 110 solar panels, is to reduce our school’s carbon footprint, to save on electricity costs and to provide back-up power during load-shedding.
Hermann Haupt, Vice President of CHEP South Africa, explained, “All of CHEP’s sustainability activities are built around a strategic framework of Business Positive, Planet Positive and Communities Positive, aimed at going beyond ‘zero impact’ and creating positive impact. So, donating a state-of-the-art solar system to Christel House really ties in with our mission to positively impact the communities in which we operate.”
The new solar system also provides an excellent educational opportunity for our students to learn more about sustainability.