Corporate Citizenship and Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment
We are proud to have achieved a Level 1 BBBEE Status in our most recent assessment.
We aim to give back by recruiting from the communities in which we operate, developing our staff and partnering with local suppliers to empower local businesses.
We know that this is not enough and therefore seek to educate and uplift communities through meaningful partnerships with suppliers, customers and community organisations.
Uplifting the Youth
We are proud to have given back over R 125 million to our partner schools over the last 25 years and continue to find ways in which we can add value.
Bidvest Waltons is also a registered MySchool partner so as to facilitate the consistent financial support for consumers' chosen causes.
Environmental Preservation and Conservation
We actively seek out suppliers who manufacture using environmentally responsible means and look to offer compelling environmentally responsible products with an emphasis on ISO-accredited suppliers.
Internally, we aim to educate and encourage our staff to be responsible citizens in their personal and professional lives and be cognisant of the environmental impact of their actions. We partner with responsible recycling and waste removal companies to ensure any items that cannot be re-used or re-purposed and recycled or disposed of in a responsible way.
The Importance of Transformation
We are a proud Level 1 BBBEE Contributor but acknowledge that there is always more to be done.
Training and Development
We aim to create an enriching and nurturing environment and are fortunate to retain promising candidates in permanent positions in our business.
Supplier and Enterprise Development
We strive to align our procurement policies with our BBBEE policies, and source products from BBBEE compliant businesses. We continue to source from compliant companies and put pressure on our suppliers to do more to improve their rankings through meaningful change.