Airports Company South Africa through its Socio-Economic Development (SED) initiatives seeks to improve quality of life by facilitation and access to sustainable social and economic opportunities. Airports Company South Africa's Socio-Economic Development strategy focuses on Education, Youth and Women Development, Persons with Disabilities, Environmental Sustainability, Employee Volunteerism and Philanthropic Donations.
In the past year, Airports Company South Africa, has spent over R41 million on various projects that are aligned to the country's National Development Plan, the King III report, Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment and the Skills Development Act.
Airports Company South Africa mainly focuses on communities in and around the nine airports, that it operates. The company also contributes to other community development projects around South Africa that meet its SED criteria. Most of the company's airports fall within poverty nodes, that the government has specifically identified as needing focused intervention.