Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment
BPO is fully committed to Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE). As a major operator in the South African ports and associated industries, BPO has a strong sense of the importance of B-BBEE. We are committed to creating a workplace in which individuals who display ability and initiative are given clear opportunities to develop worthwhile careers at all levels regardless of background, race or gender.
We have made our commitment to B-BBEE a central tenant of our business strategy. Key policies and company objectives are in place to ensure that we not only reach numerical targets and but go beyond the requirements of the government framework.
BPO invests heavily in skills development and equal equity employment. Our preferential procurement policies ensure that procurement expenditure is directed towards B-BBEE compliant companies at every opportunity. In addition, BPO assists suppliers through a variety of Enterprise Development initiatives and invests heavily in the communities in which we operate through Social Economic Development programs.
To ensure compliance with the criteria as set out by the Department of Trade and Industry Codes of Good Practice, BPO makes use of the Empowerdex rating system and B-BBEE audits are conducted on a yearly basis.