The BEE status of suppliers is monitored on an ongoing basis. Changes to a supplier's BEE status are reported to the Transformation Committee. Procuring from BEE compliant suppliers is implemented at divisional level.
ENTERPRISE AND SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT
The group's enterprise and supplier development initiatives focus on exempted small enterprises that are at least 51% black-owned. Free advertising is provided to enterprise development beneficiaries. Feedback from the beneficiaries indicate that the advertising has had a significant positive impact on their businesses. Supplier development focuses on providing qualifying beneficiaries with administrative assistance and transport.
The group continues to support qualifying entities with support that exceeds the 1% of net profit after tax as required by the amended DTI Codes. The initiatives support various charities, schools within the geographical areas in which the Company operates, the homeless and HIV/Aids organisations.