Developing effective leadership and empowered people
51 256
employees making the group the 9th biggest private employer in South Africa.
(2015: 51 361)
R319 million
training spend, an 8% increase compared to 2015, with an average of 16 hours of training per employee.
In South Africa,
(2015: 17,5%) and
(2015: 21,2%)
black representation at top and senior management respectively.
of the workforce is based in South Africa, with 8% and 18% based in the Rest of Africa and international operations respectively.
46% Logistics Africa
15% Logistics International
15% Vehicle Import, Distribution and Dealerships
24% Vehicle Retail, Rental and Aftermarket Parts

Imperial's businesses rely heavily on people, and our experienced automotive, logistics and vehicle finance professionals provide us with a key differentiator in today's knowledge-based economy. During the year, we accelerated our investment in our human capital management capabilities facilitated through a number of initiatives ranging from leadership assessments to job profiling, and the identification of strategically critical positions. We are also rebuilding our human resources foundation to provide consistent people policies and practices across the group.

Together these initiatives will enable proactive strategic workforce planning and promote an engaged workforce and cohesive teams with the same vision for the future. For our people, these initiatives will support clear career paths and development plans for them to achieve their career aspirations within the group.

Talent management and promoting the diversity of our workforce continue to be key areas of focus. Strategic talent reviews for all Executive Forum members have been completed and in the coming year the talent management process will shift to encompass the next level of leadership, with an emphasis on accelerating the diversity of our senior roles. The organisational renewal is providing the opportunity to deepen the diversity of our workforce and develop a truly inclusive culture across the group.

Imperial was awarded Top Employers South Africa 2016 certification by the independently rated Top Employers Institute for the third consecutive year, as well as the Top Employer in the Automotive and Logistic sector.

Changing a distribution centre from "I" to "we", and reaping the results
Over the past three years, the Legitimate Leadership and Grow to Care programmes implemented at the parts distribution centre in South Africa have increased productivity.
A new training centre in Poznan for forklift operators
203 people have received practical and theoretical training at the new centre, positively contributing to the quality standards of Logistics International.