TrenTyre Retains Level 1 B-BBEE Contributor Status


Goodyear’s South Africa-based subsidiary TrenTyre has announced that its efforts and commitment to transformation and economic development have once again seen the company retain the coveted B-BBEE Level 1 contributor. This is the second consecutive year that the company has achieved this accolade.

Accolade Achieved for Second Successive Year

“As a service-driven and multi-branded retailer, we are very much focused on enterprise and supplier development particularly in rural communities. We have also ensured we create an environment that accommodates Black-owned small businesses including those owned by women to ensure their long-term sustainability,” said Head of TrenTyre, Shane Petersen.

Skills development also remain key to the success of the TrenTyre business where learners with disability are taken through a skills programme and subsequently provided with workplace experience with some attaining permanent employment within the company’s operations. The company also continues to roll-out a solid Corporate Social Investment programme which centres on providing opportunities for the underprivileged population.

“We are very proud that all our efforts to furthering the imperatives of B-BBEE and transformation have once more yielded these positive results. We remain mindful that, while we celebrate this massive achievement, a lot of huge strides still need to be taken to balance the playing field within our operating environment”, Petersen concluded.

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Retreading Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.


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