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.