Sustainability

Sustainability focuses on meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to thrive. At Zutari, we take only what is needed, knowing that today’s sacrifice makes sense only if it leads to a better tomorrow.

Zutari is a member of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) community and our reporting is aligned to the GRI standards. We support the precautionary approach as envisaged by Principle 15 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and proactively drive the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through many of our projects and initiatives.
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We are proud of our achievements in the following areas:

Our awards showcase how sustainability is embedded into many of our projects. The Way We Work, our management system, requires all our project teams to consider the social and environmental performance of our projects during the planning stages.

To maintain high ethical standards in the organisation, all our staff are required to conduct ethics awareness training at regular intervals. We introduced due diligence processes and background checks for our vendors. Our staff and vendors are committed to adhere to our Code of Conduct and Ethics.

We achieved verification as a Level 1 Contributor to BBBEE under the Amended Generic Codes of Good Practice (RSA) and are proud to have achieved a female headcount of just under 40%. Employer rankings by Universum and the South African Graduate Employers Association (SAGEA) underline our standing as one of the top engineering employers in the region.

Both our Lost Time Injury Frequency Rates and Recordable Incident Frequency Rates decreased from F19 to FY20 to date, illustrating our deep commitment to the health and safety of our people. We are building on our programmes for mental health and security

Even though participation in our carbon footprint measurement is voluntary, the initiative now covers 99% of our staff across the African continent. Through targeted programmes we managed to reduce particularly our Scope 3 emissions relating to business travel.

Zutari remains an active member of the GRI Community and enjoys a close working relationship with the GRI Africa Regional Hub in Johannesburg, South Africa. Zutari AMEI remains a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC).

We create shared value for the communities in which we operate, placing focus on the development of science technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills. Over the reporting period we conducted multiple programmes on the development of these skills for youth from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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