People, sustainability and the environment are at the heart of Alstom's business. We have pledged our commitment to limiting the impact our activities have on resources, promoting sustainable development and improving the lives of those who come into direct contact with our business.
Everywhere Alstom is located; we work with local communities and collaborate with local partners on sustainable development projects focused on tomorrow’s technologies, training, job creation and environmental preservation.
Our corporate and social responsibilities are guided by an understanding that the decisions we make today, will define tomorrow.
Skills for Growth
Alstom recognises that a shortage of skills is a key constraint to South Africa's growth and engages in extensive training among employees as well as suppliers, enabling them to acquire new skills in a range of technologies.
Skills development is not confined to its own employees and supply chain; Alstom also addresses the broader need for skills in line with South Africa's national initiatives for economic advancement.
Alstom is funding training programmes that contribute to building capacity in the workforce – a vital requirement to sustain and support the expansion of the power generation industry.
As a result of these projects Alstom is training more than 650 artisans and 176 professionals, including engineers.
Alstom currently employs over 650 people in South Africa. In addition, in support of local industrial growth, at least 50% of the equipment required for the projects underway, including Medupi and Kusile, is being procured locally.
This is in line with Alstom's international strategy to maximise localisation and stimulate local economic development wherever it does business.
Health & Safety
The basis of our EHS Policy in South Africa is to strive towards full engagement of all employees, partners, contractors, suppliers & clients in our aim to achieve zero severe accidents and incidents, while taking care of the environment in which we operate.
Our commitment to the health and safety of our employees and people working on our sites or under our management is a keystone of our sustainability goals. In addition, achieving high levels of pro-active health and safety standards contributes to customer satisfaction, business results and employee motivation.
Read more about Alstom’s commitment to safety here.
- BBBEE : Black Economic Empowerment, Sustainable business practices and Social Economic Development is at the heart of our business here in South Africa: In accordance with Government's transformation objectives, Alstom is able to comply with the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act (B-BBEE) of 2003 and the Department of Trade and Industry's Codes of Good Practice.
- The company has been evaluated by the National Empowerment Rating Agency (NERA - a SANAS accredited verification agency) using the final Codes of Good Practice on Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment for large enterprises and has achieved the following:- B-BBEE Contribution Level: 4: Procurement Recognition Level: 100%