These recent months have been an unprecedented time for the global and South African economy, and have brought to light even more than before the importance of supporting local businesses and locally made products. At Neptun, we’re proud to be based in South Africa and provide our products to local communities. We’re passionate about the benefits of supporting and stimulating the local economy. Why is this mission so important? What happens when you make the effort to support locally made products? Below are just some of the benefits.
When local businesses are supported, it helps the whole community to thrive. Money spent at a local business is more likely to circulate and flow back into that same community, than money spent at larger international chains.
Rather than outsourcing labour or importing products from another country, our local factories create jobs within South Africa, helping to alleviate unemployment and support communities.
When Neptun grows and strengthens, it means our employees are able to grow and strengthen too. Not only do they benefit from consistent employment, but they are able to learn new skills and add more to the business and the economy.
By keeping our supply chain local, we strengthen many other local businesses and in turn keep the entire supply chain thriving.
With many businesses suffering the impact of the pandemic, it is essential for the South African economy to receive as much support and stimulation as possible. When you spend money at a local business, it is able to circulate within the local economy.
Thriving businesses are able to perform at their best, leading to innovation and improvements to the industry as a whole.
At Neptun, we’re passionate about the long-term benefits of buying local – for the customer and the country alike. As a South African company, we’re committed to supplying high-quality, locally-made safety footwear products to the people of our beautiful country – and in doing so, create local employment and revenue.