BY: DARREN PARKER SENIOR ONLINE WRITER - 18TH OCTOBER 2022
Cummins Southern Africa MD Racheal Njoroge
Cummins South Africa has achieved a Level 1 broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) contributor status.
Cummins Southern Africa MD Racheal Njoroge said on October 18 that it was a "big jump” from the company’s previous Level 4 certification in 2021.
“We saw new scores across all pillars through exceptional demonstration of commitment and teamwork,” she said.
The five key pillars of BBBEE are ownership, management, skills development, enterprise and supplier development and socioeconomic development.
“We are proud to be able to share our certificate with our suppliers and customers, whom it benefits as well, as it contributes to their own scorecard. It is not just about achieving a certain level, rather the socioeconomic impact we can make in the local communities where we operate,” Njoroge said.
She said that, going forward, skills development would be a priority focus to build a talent pipeline for the industry.
“BBBEE not only looks at employment but ensures there are sufficient skills,” Njoroge said.
“The important thing for us now is to preserve, protect, sustain and maintain our status. There are many lessons we have learned on this journey, and it is important for us to tap into that to fill any gaps going forward,” Cummins South Africa transformation leader Avril Campher added.
‘Disclaimer - The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the BEE CHAMBER’