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BBBEE Scorecard
Sustainability
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Socio-Economical Development

BBBEE Scorecard

We are committed to and embrace workplace diversity. We are devoted to equal opportunities and demonstrate this by actively recruiting, training and developing the best South African talent.

The Group has achieved a BBBEE Level 2 for 2020/2021 based on the DTI Generic Codes.  Download our BBBEE Certificate below.

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Sustainability

As the EIE Group, we strive for excellence by operating in a socially, ethically and environmentally responsible manner. For us, sustainability means developing and adopting business strategies and activities that meet the needs of the business and all relevant stakeholders today, while protecting, sustaining and enhancing human and natural resources for the future.

We are guided by the principles of reduce, reuse and recycle to achieve our goals, which provide an opportunity for us to strive for continuous improvement across all operating platforms.

We monitor the use of our resources and ensure that our operations do not have a negative impact on the environment. Additionally, our environmental footprint for electricity, water, fuels and oils usage is reported and monitored monthly. Our environmental initiatives are aimed at reducing usage and implementing sustainable solutions in the long term. EIE Group is both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accredited.

Our Safety value principle of Zero Harm is key to driving responsible employee behaviour. Embracing the ethos of Think Safe, Work Safe, Home Safe is an integral part of our safety philosophy.

Carbon Footprint

EIE Group monitors the use of our resources and ensure that our operations do not have a negative impact on the environment. The pending legislation around Carbon Tax, provides a clear directive that we will have to apply a dedicated and practical approach on how to reduce our carbon footprint.

The division have identified three key areas to reduce carbon emissions for electricity, water and waste. Employees have been made aware of the Reduce, Reuse and Recycle initiatives related to these aspects and work with their green team champions to implement related projects. The Go Green competition held in 2011 created a platform to embed the principles on environmental impacts and what we need to do to reduce our environmental risk. In our last financial year we have managed to separate 8.6 tonnes of waste mainly through paper recycling. We partner with our suppliers to assist in the education of our employees on product usage. The ongoing partnership with Food and Trees for Africa, that includes the participation of our staff, have resulted in over 500 trees being planted regionally at disadvantaged schools throughout South Africa.

One of such initiatives is the recycling of waste streams. The efforts from employees have resulted in 8.6 tonnes of waste, mainly through paper recycling being achieved this year. In collaboration with suppliers, we focus on the training of employees on how to separate waste at source. The monitoring of energy, through fuels and electricity is ongoing. We have recently launched Digipen, a forms processing solution which will have a positive environmental benefit through the reduced use of paper and future efficiencies will be realised through fuel and energy savings.

Our divisional Energy Reduction Competition has been launched in March this year and our goal is to reduce our use of electricity and fuels by 10% across the business units. Our UK operations are ISO 9001 accredited and received their ISO 14001 certification for the Corby site in June this year. Our SA operations in KwaZulu – Natal have followed suit and will receive accreditation later this year. The Quality Management Systems framework will further enhance our objectives of ensuring legal compliance and continuous improvements in our operating practices.

Safety, Health, Environment and Quality

EIE Group continuously identifies, assesses, and manages environmental risks associated with our operations and products throughout their lifecycle in order to reduce or eliminate adverse consequences. We are guided by the principles of reduction, reuse and recycling in order to achieve our goals. The sustainability platform provides an opportunity for us to strive for continues improvement across all operating platforms.

EIE Group is committed to:

  • utilising resources to reduce the effect that we have on the environment and to improve conditions in the communities that we operate in
  • embracing diversity
  • engendering mutual respect in the workplace
  • reflecting the demographics of the South African population in an integrated business environment by actively recruiting, training and developing the best of South Africa’s talent
  • promoting the advancement of transformation of South African society through our transactions with suppliers, customers and other stakeholders

Our Safety value principle of “Zero Harm” is key to driving responsible employee behaviour. “Think Safe, Work Safe, Home Safe” is an integral part of our safety philosophy. Our environmental footprint for electricity, water, fuels and oils usage, is reported and monitored monthly. Mindful of our impact on our environment, Employees, Management, Customers and Suppliers are committed to conducting our operations in an environmentally responsible manner. Our environmental initiatives are aimed at reducing usage and implementing sustainable solutions in the long term. EIE Group is both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accredited.

EIE Group Transformation

Our business success is dependent on our people and therefore, the group has established a company-wide Human Capital Framework, comprising of people – related philosophies, policies and processes. Our talent strategy and pipelines are key to our future business growth and success. Annually, we strive to increase our human capital capabilities by between 10% – 15% through skills development initiatives. These range from apprenticeships, learner ships, internship programs to leadership, personal mastery and customer and sales management training. A total of R13.9m was spent in 2016.

EIE Group recognises the importance of Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment and fully support the principles of transformation. Our Transformation and Employment Equity Plans are progressive with a geared management focus on improving the numerical goals and targets for underrepresented demographics, being African Males and African and Coloured Females in the next Employment Equity Plan cycle. Our aim is to develop effective leadership and empowered people that will continue to have the perspective, energy and related skills to build and strengthen relationships with our customers and our other stakeholders. EIE Group currently has a level 7 rating with a BEE procurement recognition level of 50%. We are making good progress to achieve a level 5 score in the future.

Socio-Economic Development

With the current lack of technical skills shortages in our country, EIE Group looked at a sustainable talent solution through their Eqstralution Program which started in 2012. Primarily focusing on the youth and targeting Technical and Agricultural High Schools, we have actively been involved in sponsoring students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, namely 10 schools within the Eastern Cape, Western Cape, Kwa-Zulu Natal and Bloemfontein areas.

Our aim is to bring successful learners in our Apprentice Program and after the required period, they become qualified artisans, further uplifting our South African communities. A total of 94 students have passed through this Program and 16 have been indentured into our Apprentice Program.