Sacks Packaging exceeds its target on producing from black owned suppliers and women
Sacks Packaging created four budding entrepreneurs by registering their businesses, providing them with working tools and coaching then into successful business people:
- Orleans Transport
- Quattro cleaning
- TES Warehouse solutions
- Designer Vision
We helped our fellow countrymen in need:
- Bluff Hope soup kitchen
- Funded the building of a clinic in Mozambique
- Sponsored water wells in India
- Donation IT equipment to Umlazi Secondary School
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Our caring culture drives an on-site clinic, doctor, and physiologists. HIV and AIDS programs, canteen and the highest safety standards.
We proudly employ 79% black managers
Majority of our staff are from previously disadvantaged backgrounds and the EE committee is accelerating gender as well as disability inequality.
We employ 22 apprentices and are continuously up skilling our entire workforce.
BBBEE Road Map
- Face-to-face engagement with enterprises and small suppliers.
- Developing a platform for the sharing of business strategy (Vision/Mission).
- Conducting a needs/gap analysis of Future state VS Current state.
- Providing training/coaching from the Executive team (E4E) Executive For Enterprise.
- Linking up SMME’s with our customers and suppliers via networking opportunities.
- Expanding the pipeline by graduating from EME to QSE and adding more entrants into the EME domain.
Sacks Packaging drilled 130m below natural ground level to extract bore water.
This will drastically reduce the use of drinking tap water for washing processes and ablutions.
Although the payback period on this investment is extremely long, Sacks Packaging Management are doing their bit, for the environment by conserving drinking water.
Sacks packaging has utilized daylight savings to cut back on electricity usage. The Iron roof sheeting has been replaced with plastics corrugated sheeting to let in natural light and minimizes the need to switch on the factory lights during the day.
Preserving the earth and its natural resources is a important strategy for Sacks Packaging.
Enterprise and Supplier Development
The journey has already started with the support and development of 7 Black owned businesses, 3 of which are 100% women owned EME. Almost 11% of annual procurement spent (circa. R42m) is with Black owned Businesses, of which 3% is BWO. These businesses receive support in the form of coaching and mentoring from our executive and management team and in some cases, financial and technical support.
We recently partnered with Aurik, who are specialists in designing and implementing ESD solutions to increase the velocity of our ESD thrust. Short-term goal is to increase annual spend with BWO businesses from 3% to 10%(Within 12 months) and to 20% within the next 24 months.
It may seem like an ambitious strategy, but our recent growth trajectory in this area inspires confidence in us that this can be achieved.