In all of its investments, Pella has embedded a culture of sustainability and responsible stewardship.

With each company’s inception, management has backed the implementation of social and environmental projects, focused on instigating a range of long lasting initiatives.

  • Establishing potable water sources
  • Building infrastructure – schools, medical centres, housing
  • Promoting diversity and equality
three women around a potable water tap
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man in high vis planting a seedling
  • Rehabilitation – establishing local nurseries with indigenous plants and replanting of minesites
  • Supporting livelihood projects – market gardens and support for local SME’s
  • Ensuring local employment and training to upskilling the workforce
  • Sponsoring community football tournaments
Carpentry skills training at Cullinan
game of soccer


Pella supports a range of philanthropic causes through it’s own foundations and others

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Music for the Children was founded to help ill, abandoned and abused children in South Africa in 2005 and supports causes that do not receive government aid.

Ongoing initiatives and fundraising efforts include:

  • Providing food for an orphanage which looks after 80 children
  • Building up music and book libraries in schools
  • Provision of gifts to disadvantaged pre-schools – presents, clothing, books, blankets
  • Creating links with schools running communal sports days and sharing resources
  • Setting up and supporting the With Wheels project which sources mobility devices
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Aligned with the Pella ethos, the Foundation believes in investing in future generations and has a specific focus on the importance of education, health and child well-being.

The Foundation has funded a number of scholarships and bursaries for primary and secondary education in India, Europe and Africa.

The Pouroulis Foundation is currently supporting the University of Cambridge through a four-year research project within the Department of Archaeology themed ‘Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean’. The support includes:

  • funding for a PhD studentship
  • creation of a collaboration fund to foster partnership between Cambridge University researchers and their Cypriot field research counterparts
  • a one-year post-doctoral research project based jointly at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research and the Fitzwilliam Museum.


The Pouroulis Foundation has also supported Cambridge’s research in the field of human origins in South Africa, funding the appointment of a Senior Research Associate working on the reconstruction of the deep histories of human origins.

With its wide presence in Africa, Pella also has a strong connection to the Tusk Foundation and whole-heartedly endorses Tusks mission of supporting conservation efforts.


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