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SOCIAL PLEDGE

  • Recognition of human rights is entrenched throughout BLACK BIRD CONSTRUCTION’s operations to prevent any form of discrimination based on religious or other beliefs, nationality, gender, age, race, marital status or physical features. Each person’s individuality, right to freedom of association and absolute privacy are respected. Harassment of any form, including sexual harassment, is viewed in a very serious light and appropriate disciplinary action is taken. BLACK BIRD CONSTRUCTION also prohibits the use of child, compulsory or forced labour in any of its operations. BLACK BIRD CONSTRUCTION expects its supply chain and contracting parties to observe and promote human rights principles.

    BLACK BIRD CONSTRUCTION respects the right to privacy and abides by the regulations of the area, province or country in which it operates in this regard. Personal and business information gained in the course of business dealings is safeguarded and kept private.

    BLACK BIRD CONSTRUCTION is committed to providing a working environment that attracts and retains talented employees by respecting the rights of its employees, offering competitive conditions of employment and providing a safe place to work. Conditions of employment are closely monitored to ensure that they are in line with the legislative requirements of the area, province or country in which the company operates. Through careful selection, on-going development, performance-based management and fair reward, every person in the company is encouraged to realise their full potential. Exceptional commitment to the company’s core values of integrity, quality, and entrepreneurship are appropriately rewarded.

    BLACK BIRD CONSTRUCTION’s employment policy requires that equal opportunities be offered to all employees. The company seeks to create an environment in which individuals who demonstrate commitment and ability are able to develop their careers free from any form of discrimination. BLACK BIRD CONSTRUCTION is committed to broad-based black economic empowerment and aspires to build a workforce that reflects the demographics of South African society.

    BLACK BIRD CONSTRUCTION recognises each employee’s right to a safe and healthy working environment and strives for zero risk to employees, contractors, suppliers and clients. Health and safety are paramount and never compromised in the pursuit of any other objective. Wherever it operates, BLACK BIRD CONSTRUCTION applies the same high standards of health and safety. BLACK BIRD CONSTRUCTION complies with all relevant legislation, regulations, codes of practice and construction industry standards in the area, province or country in which it operates. BLACK BIRD CONSTRUCTION aims to constantly improve its health and safety performance.

    BLACK BIRD CONSTRUCTION will use its purchasing power with contractors and suppliers to impose strict safety, health, quality and environmental performance criteria, and to ensure that they uphold values such as ethics, employment equity, the training and wellbeing of employees and human rights, including the avoidance of child and forced labour.

    BLACK BIRD CONSTRUCTION recognises the right of all its employees to freedom of association, and supports the rights of its employees to join a trade union and to be represented by it for collective bargaining purposes. BLACK BIRD CONSTRUCTION has policies in place to deal with freedom of association and collective bargaining, as well as other procedures such as grievances, retrenchment and disciplinary action that may be required to effectively manage its workforce. These policies comply with the legislative requirements of the area, province or country of operation.

    BLACK BIRD CONSTRUCTION recognises that on-going investment in talent development, skills, training and employee upliftment is crucial to address the shortage of skills in the industry that are vital to the growth of the company.  BLACK BIRD CONSTRUCTION views its investment in its own human capital as a strategic initiative that will give it competitive advantages and ensure the long-term sustainability of its business.

    BLACK BIRD CONSTRUCTION is aware that the long-term prosperity of the company relies on a climate of economic and social prosperity, which is linked to the sustainable development of society. BLACK BIRD CONSTRUCTION is committed to social upliftment and aims to contribute meaningfully to nation-building through a corporate social investment programme that has partnering and enablement as its core philosophies.