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Are you managing HIV/AIDS in your workplace?

In South Africa, 5.5 million people (11% of the population) are estimated to be living with HIV/AIDS. The adverse effects of AIDS on the workforce have given rise to major difficulties for employers throughout the country. The direct cost of AIDS is felt through escalating employee benefits and medical scheme costs. Indirect effects such as [...]

By |2019-09-22T12:37:12+00:00January 5th, 2011|CSR & Sustainability, HIV/AIDS|Comments Off on Are you managing HIV/AIDS in your workplace?

Prevention the number-one goal

Diversified resources group BHP Billiton has reported a prevalence rate of HIV/Aids among its employees of just 14% – substantially lower than the mining industry average, owing to its innovative Aids prevention and treatment programme. This figure also compares favourably with the manufacturing sector’s prevalence rate. The company recently won the Global Business Coalition [...]

By |2019-09-22T14:04:00+00:00May 19th, 2006|CSR & Sustainability, HIV/AIDS|0 Comments