Penbro Kelnick Pty Ltd is committed to the process of broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE), and its implementation within its operations. The broad-based nature of empowerment in South Africa presents an effective solution to addressing historical economic and social inequalities, and to this end, we support the BBBEE Act and the Codes of Good Practice for BBBEE.
As a responsible corporate citizen we support real transformation and have achieved a “Level Four” rating in terms of contribution to broad-based black economic empowerment, but strive to achieve at least a Level Two.
Through our focus on creating a diverse workforce, we are shaping an organisational environment which supports the recruitment, development, and retention of all employees regardless of race, gender, disability, religion, sexual orientation and political persuasion. An employment equity employee forum has been established that monitors progress on strategic empowerment, including employment equity as well as compliance with the transformation codes of good practice.
Our investment into employee development, improving the knowledge, skills, and experience of our employees, is vital to achieving the group’s strategic objectives. Penbro Kelnick supports the national agenda aimed at the employment of youth in sustainable positions and has presented 18 Learnerships and Apprenticeships in 2018.
Penbro Kelnick is dedicated to empowering our employees and encouraging their advancement by providing a system of training and development that is ongoing and structured to a purpose. Our skills development objective is to prepare and empower individuals to participate in the workplace safely and meaningfully. Further, we believe that skills development is a critical contributor to the success of our Employment Equity initiatives.
We believe that the role of small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) is crucial to job creation and economic growth in South Africa. Penbro Kelnick procurement practices are focused on sourcing merchandise and services from locally-based and empowered suppliers.
In pursuit of the group’s preferential procurement objectives, we actively seek new vendors and give preference to B-BBEE- compliant vendors who are able to guarantee performance, quality and safety standards while delivering competitive prices.
Our strategy is to foster strong working relationships with competent black-owned companies and to develop them in a tangible meaningful way to ensure that these companies become sustainable and increase their capacity to take on larger and more complex projects.
Penbro Kelnick has identified a privately owned black female catering company to run her own catering company. Premises and all equipment as well as start-up capital was and is provided.
We focus on SED initiatives that address first support to our staff but also to the communities surrounding our operations, with an emphasis on initiatives to assist our staff but also to promote interaction with organisations in the community. Female employees have been identified that are providing direction on the choice of initiatives that drive our SED strategy. Currently, the main SED beneficiaries are our own employees and Boikanyao Care Centre in Temba. Centre in Temba.