Corporate Social Responsibility
eDeaf is an organisation dedicated to empowering the deaf community through training and enabling deaf persons to enjoy a productive life and career. In 2012, Spoor & Fisher entered into a partnership with the organisation, and as part of its support the firm provides eDeaf with office facilities. The Empowerment Centre is located close to Spoor & Fisher's head office in Centurion, Gauteng Province. eDeaf offers training in the following disciplines to hearing-impaired persons:
- Adult education & training
- South African Sign Language
- Deaf culture sensitisation
- Bridging program (in development)
- Wholesale & retail operations.
Spoor & Fisher employs several deaf members of staff in the data and scanning departments. Recognising the importance of communication, staff members of the firm – including professionals - have also undergone sign language training to communicate better with their deaf colleagues.