Sustainability continues to be a focus for the Group. In the decentralised nature of the Bidvest Group, businesses have varying focus areas within their industries, which are monitored and addressed at the individual business levels as appropriate.
The Group’s landscape changed considerably over the last year and with this change, the opportunity was taken to reassess our sustainability goals and focus areas. From a Group perspective, we identified a core set of material issues that are common across all our industries which present risks and opportunities.
This new set of material issues will provide our grounding, which we will adjust and continue to address as the Group progresses on this new journey.
|Key performance indicator||Risk/opportunity|
|Group material issues for PEOPLE-related issues|
|Health and safety||Total number of people||Staff retention ensures businesses run efficiently|
|Total males||Gender equality|
|Number of fatalities|
|Lost-time injuries||A healthy, safe, happy workforce ensures business continuity|
|Lost-time injury frequency rate (LTIFR)|
|Training||Training spend||Growing and retaining productive employees|
|Our community||CSI spend and investment||Investment in our communities continues to lead to new opportunities|
|Group material issues for PLANET-related issues|
|Total scope 1 (direct GHG emissions)||Impending carbon tax risk|
|Total diesel and petrol usage||Continuous increase in the cost of fuels|
|Carbon emissions||Total coal usage|
|Total HFO and IFO usage||Alternative fuels|
|Total LPG/LNG usage|
|Water||Total water used||– Drought in South Africa
– Conservation of water
- Absenteeism and wellness
- Electricity usage and spend and alternatives