IMPERIAL
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2016
REPORT
INDEX
Demonstrating social value
WEALTH CREATED
R26,0 billion
(2015: R24,4 billion)
PAID TO SUPPLIERS
R92,9 billion
(2015: R86,1 billion)
ROAD ACCIDENTS (COMPANY)
678
equating to 0,920 accidents per million kilometres.
(2015: 517)
ROAD INJURIES (COMPANY)
145
equating to 0,197 injuries per million kilometres.
(2015: 103)
ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT
 
R43 million
allocated to enterprise development initiatives in South Africa, with a focus on black businesses.
(2015: R43 million)
 
 
 

 
 
UNJANI CLINICS AND CLINIC-IN-A-BOX�
R11,9 million
allocated to an enterprise development project that empowers black women professional nurses through the ownership of primary healthcare container clinics in townships and rural communities.
(2015: R11,6 million)
 
47% Education (2016: R13,6 million)
14% Road safety (2016: R4,0 million)
39% Community-based projects
(2016: R11,4 million)
TOTAL CSI SPEND
R29 million
(2015: R27 million)

 

STRENGTHENING LEGITIMACY AMONG ALL STAKEHOLDERS

Imperial creates value in society through its business activities and the way in which it conducts them, generating both social and economic benefits. This includes the distribution of food and pharmaceuticals into remote areas in Africa, as well as affordable options for car lease and purchase, as well as competitively priced vehicle insurance products. We engage with regulators to understand what controls we need to put in place to ensure compliance and to provide input into regulatory developments, including the sharing of our insights and experience in respect of road safety to assist in developing transport policy. In South Africa, our business activities such as our procurement spending and talent management are geared towards transforming the economy to ensure the meaningful participation of black South Africans, and our ongoing driver training and safety initiatives in the Logistics division aim to secure the safety of our drivers and other road users.

The Ukhamba share scheme is a vehicle through which Imperial's black employees are able to participate in share ownership. At the end of the 2016 financial year, Ukhamba held a net asset value of R1 516 million (2015: R1 958 million) and the net asset value of a tradable A class Ukhamba share was R31,61 (2015: R39,93). Since the over-the-counter listing in November 2013, 10 409 058 A class shares have been traded, realising a total value of R222,6 million.

Over and above our day-to-day business activities, our enterprise development and corporate social investment (CSI) initiatives in South Africa respond to critical social concerns including road safety, education and access to primary healthcare. During the year, the Imperial and Ukhamba Community Development Trust provided six new libraries to public schools primarily in under-privileged township areas, reaching over 23 000 scholars. Johnson & Johnson joined the Unjani Clinics project, providing the funds to expand the network to 35 clinics over the next three years, and in terms of road safety we extended the previous Scholar Patrol Improvement project to include pedestrian safety and we introduced Bongie, Buckle Up Buddy, a fun-loving character to communicate key road safety messages to children.

CASE STUDIES
Empowering black individuals through enterprise development and learnerships
Gage Car Hire has assisted previous employee, Petrus Masele, set up his own courier business.
Securing the assets of local communities while contributing to job creation
The 'Dot What U Got' initiative hires unemployed community members as promoters of microdot technology.
Contributing to economic development in Ga-Rankuwa
Jurgens Ci outsources the assembly of complete tyres including balancing, to an entrepreneur in the Ga-Rankuwa community.