Acino attains Level 1 B-BBEE status in South Africa for the fourth consecutive year

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Our approach to diversity resonates with South Africa’s philosophy of equal opportunity, and we have achieved Level 1 B-BBEE status once again, making a positive impact on our community and contributing to the growth of South Africa.

Our unwavering adherence to local and organisational regulations, including the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, has once again garnered recognition. According to John Norman, Head of Acino Africa, this is a testament of our transformation and diversity strategy, both within and beyond our organisation.

To promote the social and economic development of communities and address the longstanding exclusion of the previously disadvantaged majority from the mainstream economy, we have prioritized preferential procurement and investments in supplier and enterprise development. Moreover, our ongoing efforts to support the community are evident in our continued investment in initiatives such as Youth Employment Services (YES) that help young people secure work experience and opportunities.

“Over the years, Acino South Africa has demonstrated its dedication to building a more inclusive society by providing employment to numerous individuals from previously disadvantaged backgrounds (138 in 2020, 120 in 2021, and 101 in 2022). Furthermore, we have invested in a considerable number of learnerships to empower future generations of workers (78 in 2020, 184 in 2021, and 140 in 2022),” says Trevor Reddy, Head of Market Access, Pricing, Tenders & B-BBEE.

Attaining and more importantly maintaining the Level 1 status is important to Acino’s commitment and dedication to being part of the transformational journey in South Africa.