At RBCT, we are committed to developing and supporting black enterprises in support of the Government's Economic Empowerment Policy. As such, we comply with the Maritime Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) charter, which prescribes a BEE target of 30% of total spend.
Our BEE procurement policy includes procurement of all goods and services required for the daily running of the coal terminal, including routine maintenance, refurbishment projects, capex and future expansions. Our objective is to promote local small business and in particular entrepreneurship in previously disadvantaged communities and hence we strive to maximise purchases in the following areas;
- Black Economic Empowerment (BEE)
- Small Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMME)
- Local Business
That said, the primary task of the procurement function remains unchanged, namely to find reliable, cost effective suppliers for the enterprise and hence our procurement programme will always be commercially oriented with the use of non-value adding agents being avoided.
To show our unconditional commitment to SMME's and especially to Black Economic Empowerment (BEE), RBCT has embarked on a deliberate and systematic process to redress the economic imbalances of the past by creating opportunities for South African Black suppliers to participate meaningfully in the mainstream of our business.
RBCT reserves the right to do its own assessments and accreditation if the scope of supply is defined 'critical' for its application. RBCT might supply technical expertise to assist and develop Black suppliers to achieve its desired standard at its sole discretion.