EMERGING CONTRACTORS

 

Since January 1996, Stedone has mentored various BEE emerging contractors

with strategies tailored to suit the enterprise and the desired outcome of the

venture.

 

The evolving Stedone Group mentoring strategy includes:

 

  • Development of competent contractors producing quality work under intensive practical supervision

  • Addressing the general failure to meet national targets as outlined by the

  • Governments Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Policy - Act No 53 of 2003 along with the Department of Trade and Industry regulations, Codes of Good Practices

  • Eliminating many of the challenges facing the smaller contractors.

  • Acquiring, securing and procuring of insurances, guarantees, credit facilities and competitive prices for plant and materials

  • Transfer of skills, knowledge and systems regarding the administrative component of contracting

  • Assistance with the financial input required to manage and implement the operation

 

To date in excess of 30 companies have been incubated, mentored and

empowered.

 

BEE ENTERPRISES

 

The Stedone Group’s transformation policy insists that meaningful support be provided to many BEE companies in various areas of the supply chain such as subcontractors, suppliers and service providers.

 

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

 

The Stedone Group employs various in-house comprehensive training programmes in all areas of the company operations. Given Stedone’s abundance of highly qualified, experienced personnel, it is practice that the academic aspect is followed up with strong mentorship in the field.

Further, Stedone uses the services of a specialist CETA accredited training provider in construction training to create a legacy of skills transfer. Relevant disciplines and skills such as bricklaying, carpentry, painting, plumbing, leadership, road workers, health and safety, first aid, HIV awareness, fire fighting are imparted to selected individuals through the course of operations.

 

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

 

The Stedone Group subscribes to the principles of sustainable social development. STEDONE employs appropriate social upliftment strategies which are aligned to the core functions of the GROUP. These initiatives act as an agent of change for affected and applicable communities.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL

 

The Stedone Group acknowledges that it has a collective responsibility to the environment and to its stakeholders to minimise the impact of its carbon footprint wherever possible.

It is a crucial component of STEDONE’s policy to undertake projects in a manner which complies with national environmental regulations and with an innate sense of responsibility to protect our natural environment, resources and heritage.

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY

 

Health and Safety issues are paramount to the founding principles of STEDONE.

It strives for the highest compliance of the Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Act, No 181 of 1993. STEDONE is intent on ensuring the well being of its stakeholders, employees, affected communities and clients. In order to implement the Health and Safety policy, STEDONE employs and deploys a team of 15 full time Safety Officers.

 

CONCLUSION

 

The Stedone Group operates on the premise of integrity and honesty.

Our collective diversity enables us to offer comprehensive development and construction based solutions. STEDONE's combined experience, dedication and commitment assures our clients of the highest standards of excellence.