CHEP achieves success in several different ways with regards to Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE), the South African policy seeking to advance opportunities for people of colour.
One of the most significant areas of success has been in employment equity.
Due to the nature of our work, we often hire employees with limited skills and experience. These workers benefit from the skills development programs we provide, which enhance the competencies of all of our workers and enable them to advance economically.
Our BBBEE initiatives also extend to our suppliers. During the last several years, we have focused a lot of attention and resources on developing an inclusive and preferential procurement strategy. As a result, 95% of all our new vendor requests are BBBEE-rated in some capacity.