Approach to Sustainability Initiatives
The group understands that its business is part of the greater environment in which we live, so our actions are shaped by national and international trends in sustainable development. Ctrack is a long-term business and this determines our actions as the group strives to be a responsible corporate citizen and respect the society and environment in which we operate.
The focus of the group going forward is to balance financial growth with our focus on people, especially staff satisfaction, while ensuring we remain committed to equal opportunity employment and stakeholder satisfaction.
Sustainability forms the cornerstone of our values and is part of our board’s mandate. It underpins our approach to attracting, retaining and developing our people. It guides our actions in the contribution we make to preserve our environment. It drives our continued cost effective growth.
In support of the vision and strategy on sustainability, the group has adopted the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework. The sustainability report has been prepared in accordance with GRI G3.1 guidelines. In terms of GRI reporting requirements, Ctrack has obtained external assurance and the application level C+ report is available at the Ctrack registered office.
The group human resources strategy and plan were developed, approved and implemented during the review period and very specific and measurable objectives were allocated to each goal, indicating both short and longer-term targets. The group developed and implemented a performance management model with specific key performance areas.
Black Economic Empowerment Initiatives: Ctrack Mzansi
Ctrack Mzansi began operations on 1 August 2011 and is a 49% black-owned company that will provide high-quality service, technical and environmental fleet management solutions to its customers.
Ctrack Mzansi is ideally positioned to take advantage of significant growth in South Africa, especially in the government, municipal, state-owned enterprise and corporate sectors.
Ctrack Mzansi is working in partnership with Ctrack Fleet Management SA, which is also 30% black-owned through two partners, namely Amabubesi Investments (17,4%) and Western Breeze (12,6%) and has a BEE scorecard rating of level 6.
Ctrack Fleet Management SA employs over 350 staff in eight branches throughout South Africa and has over 180 fully equipped mobile service vehicles. It constitutes the bulk of Ctrack’s corporate business in South Africa and will be used to help Ctrack Mzansi roll out large tenders through its vast network and successful implementation experience.
Although still in its infancy, Ctrack Mzansi has employed some excellent technicians and staff from Ctrack to make the company truly B-BBEE compliant. We are aiming for a BEE scorecard rating of level 2.
Ctrack Mzansi is focused on delivering world-class products and services to its clients, helping them to manage their fleets more effectively and cost-efficiently by supplying a track-and-trace solution and a total fleet management solution customised to the client’s requirements.
View the latest B-BBEE verification certificate here.
Training and Development Initiatives
As one of the strategic objectives, training and development was identified as a priority for management and every employee in the group. During the review period, the Ctrack Training Centre was established in Gauteng where three qualified and experienced training officers will provide new and existing staff with various training courses.
Community Development Initiatives
The Ctrack Training Centre will provide the opportunity to implement learnerships and internships for unemployed individuals from previously disadvantaged groups from our local communities.
Social Responsibility Initiatives
Ctrack focused its social responsibility on several community projects and charitable causes:
- By actively supporting underprivileged people living in the communities in which we operate.
- By hosting our annual golf day in support of Cotlands.
- Support of organisations such as Arrive Alive to curb accidents on South African roads.
- Our partnership with SANParks (the national body responsible for nature conservation) and the World Wildlife Fund to assist with various conservation platforms.