Sonke is a Zulu word, meaning "All of Us."
The poorest South Africans pay a 35% premium for many of their consumer goods, whilst also contributing to unsustainable levels of waste. This is caused predominantly by pack-size-inefficiency. As FMCG companies try to achieve prices that the poor can afford, pack sizes are reduced which leads to increased costs and waste.
Sonke solves this problem by using automated "refill" stations. Consumers are encouraged to bring their own packaging in order to save money and have a positive impact on the environment.
Sonke designs, manufactures and manages automated refill stations. Sonke gives consumers better value for money, increased flexibility and environmentally friendly alternative shopping experience.
SONKE'S TRIPLE MANDATE
Sonke is a business with shareholder value creation at its core.
Sonke creates consumer value by eliminating waste.
Job creation and empowerment of people is critcal.
We only have one planet - environmentally sustainable solutions should be affordable and attainable to "all of us".