AVI Limited

  • 2 Harries Rd
  • Illovo, Gauteng
  • 2132
  • +27 (0)11 707 7000

AVI Limited and Enterprise Development

Posted by Daniel Makhura on 24 October 2017 2:30 PM SAST
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Under the “new” Codes, this element now comprises
preferential procurement, enterprise development and
supplier development.
The revised codes introduced a number of far-reaching
changes. The appointment of a Chief Procurement
Officer as well as the collaboration of specialist
procurers in the Company and a focus on favouring
local empowering suppliers (as defined in the “new”
Codes) plays a large role in the Company’s enterprise
and supplier development strategy. Measured on the
new codes the Company scored 43,09%. The Company
met the 40% threshold in both preferential
procurement (46,85%) and enterprise development
(100%) but failed to meet the threshold in supplier
The Company continues to engage with suppliers
regarding their transformation needs and to require its
suppliers to register on the Department of Trade and
Industry IT portal, which provides a single national
catalogue of vendors and their BBBEE profiles. In
addition the Company has started engaging with
suppliers regarding their empowering supplier status
and will assist suppliers where necessary to achieve
this requirement.
The Company has appointed a dedicated Group
Supplier Development Manager to partner with all
relevant stakeholders and to develop and implement
sustainable supplier development initiatives.
The subsidiaries have procurement policies in place
addressing such matters as BBBEE targets, origin of
materials, environmental awareness and sustainability,
as well as labour practices and ethics. Potential
suppliers are required to undergo a thorough vendor
evaluation and selection process in which they address
these issues. Wherever possible, locally based suppliers
are preferred over international suppliers. The
Company makes every effort to ensure that it only does
business with suppliers who comply with all applicable
legislation and has not identified any of its suppliers
where employees’ labour and human rights are, or are
at risk of, being violated.

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