It is a stated objective to promote Black Economic Empowerment through the development and promotion of Black Businesses and Historically Disadvantaged Individuals (HDI). Policies are under development to build a framework for the promotion of:
organization recognizes that it will be required to commit to specific
Employment Equity targets to ensure the equitable and demographic
representation of race and gender across all employment levels.
The company is committed to a policy of promotion of Employment Equity and
cultural diversity that will be underwritten in the following
Human Resource Policies:
Planning and Promotion
· Employee Relations
keeping with the philosophy of inclusivity and spreading empowerment, the
company endeavours to utilize Black business suppliers, particularly
SMME’s and subcontractors wherever possible for project specific
sub-contracting and procurement and outsourcing of non-core business
activities. For clarity the
organization adopts the definitions proposed by the BEE Commission of:
Black Business is defined as a natural person or legal entity that is bona
fide materially owned and controlled by blacks and is commercially active
on an ongoing basis and adding commercial value.
Ownership refers to economic interest, management refers to
executive directors and their direct reports, controlled means that Blacks
possesses authority to substantively manage, change and influence material
business decisions and are actively involved in the operations of the
company is developing a database of black suppliers, by category, to be
considered preferred suppliers. The inclusion of an organization will be subject to standard
business practices. The
take-on of a supplier will be approved by management to ensure
requirements as per set performance standards are being met.
Suppliers will be checked for compliance against the BMI
initiative, to ensure that the supplier has the necessary Black
Empowerment credentials. A
target value of business spend with Black organisations shall not be less
than 35% of non-core purchases.
Where the nature of the contract or supply of goods is outside the scope of a black SMME, first preference will be given to large Black businesses, then only traditional business that can show visible and meaningful support for Black Suppliers and implementation of Black economic empowerment policies.
company has plans to implement a development programme to facilitate the
creation of an enabling environment for SMME organisations to access
business opportunities in the company as well as opportunities to share in
best practices in the organisation. Examples
of this are:
company believes in the principle of community responsibility and is
committed to investing a minimum of 1% of profits in projects,
sponsorships and through donations that will add value and wherever
possible, economic benefit, to the community.
Social responsibility projects will be aimed primarily at
previously disadvantaged communities.
Computers is involved in various social projects and will endeavour to
build on initiatives already in place. This will include
participating in the following programmes: