Supply Chain Management

Our objective is to ensure that the Group procures raw materials in a sustainable way that minimises business risk. Our suppliers are an important stakeholder of our business value chain.

OUR STRATEGY

The Group’s strategy is to ensure that all raw materials and resource procurement is conducted in a professional and transparent manner, meeting prescribed standards and quality. Our objective is to ensure that the Group procures raw materials in a sustainable way that minimises business risk. The Group places responsibility on management to ensure sustainable supply chain management in all our businesses. We also seek to ensure that our supply chain objectives are delivered in a sustainable manner.

OUR MANAGEMENT APPROACH

The Group expects suppliers to operate in accordance with our values, adhering to national laws, health and safety standards and ethics in the supply chain business relationships. We engage suppliers on our sustainability values through supplier briefings, meetings, audits and trainings. We create economic opportunities for small scale and previously disadvantaged groups in our supply chain as part of our inclusive business approach.

We provide appropriate training to small scale and previously disadvantaged groups in the supply chain to ensure that they meet expected quality and standards. In managing risk, our suppliers are introduced to global standards requirements and evaluation criteria so as to sustain our brands and reputation.

RAW MATERIALS

Our key products are manufactured and produced from maize, soya beans, soya meal, wheat, chicken, table eggs, mealie meal and stock feeds. These require high quality standards to be met. For the reporting year, our consumption of key raw materials were as follows:

Materials UsedUnit2018201720162015
MaizeTons271,581272,711363,629443,118
Soya Meal and BeansTons66,45460,46178,92572,144
WheatTons352,298242,196277,610211,902
Meats – Pigs, Birds and CattleTons2,7221,2311,4112,373
703,055576,599721,575729,607

raw-material-usage-chart

Percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials

The Group’s approach to recycling is to ensure that all materials that can be recycled as inputs into other products are screened for negative impacts, and that they meet the quality and standards for re-use in other products. For the reporting year, the percentage of materials recycled was as follows:

MaterialsUnit2018201720162015
Overall Material recycled%1417612