The ELIDZ is committed to being a responsible corporate citizen and we take seriously our growing stature and responsibilities within the Buffalo City and wider Eastern Cape communities.  This commitment to our feeder communities extends beyond our core mandate of facilitating growth and job creation.  The IDZ welcomes our burgeoning involvement in fostering opportunity and development and is committed to ensuring that we have a demonstrably positive impact on the community we operate in.

This is the premise of our Corporate Social Investment programme.  Corporate Social Investment is the support by the ELIDZ, either financially or otherwise, in identified developmental areas, to organisations and projects that seek to address the social needs of communities and society-at-large in a positive and sustainable way.

The ELIDZ CSI programme seeks to make a meaningful contribution to the promotion of community/society transformation and development firstly in its immediate community and, secondly in the greater Eastern Cape.  Within the ELIDZ context, CSI is achieved through facilitating and creating platforms for social upliftment, the formulation of broad-based partnerships for development and Innovative and sustainable solutions for local, provincial and national developmental priorities.