Social responsibility

The Dis-Chem Foundation

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a vital component of Dis-Chem’s corporate ethos, and we are committed to contributing to the society in which we operate. We aim to genuinely impact communities in a meaningful and enduring way through Foundation initiated projects.

Founders Ivan and Lynette Saltzman established The Dis-Chem-Chem Foundation in 2006 to improve the lives of individuals while relieving the burden on communities, families and friends. The Foundation heads, Shereen Saltzman and Melanie Saltzman oversee the Foundation’s projects, funding, and beneficiaries and have a passionate team of Dis-Chem social workers and caregivers. The Foundation provides support in the areas of health, nutrition and education to babies, children, the elderly, abused and the homeless. It is funded through the Dis-Chem Pharmacies Benefits Programme where a percentage of turnover is donated to the Foundation.