Bidvest Facilities Management, a member of the Bidvest Group, recently achieved a Level One Contributor status in an Empowerdex B-BBEE report with an AAA+ overall score and a 51% Black Owned Designated Group Supplier rating.
Aninka Wessels, Chief of People Management at Bidvest Facilities Management, says that the company is especially proud of achieving an A (score of 18.14 out of 20.00) for Skills Development, and a B (score of 42.02 out of 40.00) for Enterprise and Supplier Development.
“These two scores reflect both the hard work that our team has put into the process, as well as real transformation across our organisation that impacts the lives of people,” she adds.
“Our intensive learnership programs at our Technical Training Academy for both our employees and for unemployed previously disadvantaged people have been extremely successful, and most of these learners have been absorbed into our organisation.”
Wessels says that their new Level One Contributor status reflects the company’s commitment to transformation in South Africa and their passion for change. “The fact that we embrace transformation is not because we have to, but because we realise the enormous value it brings to our people, our organisation, as well as our country,” she concludes.