Consultants achieve Level 2 BEE status

December 2nd, 2013, Published in Articles: Vector

 

Consulting engineering company Royal HaskoningDHV has achieved Level 2 Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) status. The company, which was one of the very first independent consulting engineering firms represented in southern Africa, says in a statement its strategic intent is to “benefit all stakeholders”. It believes that transformation initiatives are, fundamentally, about doing good business and about recognising black economic empowerment as an imperative which creates employment opportunities for the ultimate benefit of all.

The firm launched its Saturday School initiative in 2007 to provide coaching for promising school learners from disadvantaged backgrounds. Students are helped to achieve matric and university exemption and to pursue technical careers.

Saturday School is presented at six of the company’s branch offices in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Durban and Pietermaritzburg and has provided support for over 800 learners since its inception.

Other education-based initiatives include participation in the Consulting Engineering South Africa (CESA) Job Shadow competition where, over the past five years, the company has won the competition twice, been runners-up twice and has won the Mentoring Company of the Year award in 2011.

Contact Hillary Erasmus, Royal HaskoningDHV, Tel 011 798-6511, hillary.erasmus@rhdhv.com

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