Procurement from BBBEE vendors
In procuring facilities management goods and services, our objective is to maximise BBBEE spend at all times. This affects our scorecard, notably for preferential procurement and enterprise development. Facilities management covers a range of operational responsibilities, including the maintenance and operation of buildings, plant and machinery; and building services such as security, cleaning, waste management and hygiene. Our operations and building management staff, including handymen, are based onsite and work within our business unit structures. Facilities management is supported by internal procurement and risk management services. We have made good progress in preferential procurement spend in recent years, with year-on-year increases. As part of our commitment to sustainability and transformation, we focus on small black-owned businesses, especially those that are woman owned. The Property Point enterprise development initiative, run by Growthpoint, plays an important role in this regard. Property Point assists entrepreneurs in growing their businesses effectively through skills training and mentoring. Our facilities and building managers help mentor these businesses.