WorleyParsons rolls out ESD programme

Online since 5.09.2017 • Filed under Advertorial • From Issue 6 - September 2017 - February 2018 page(s) 48-49
WorleyParsons rolls out ESD programme

South Africa faces countless socio-economic challenges from poverty to inequality. Project delivery and engineering consultancy WorleyParsons RSA understands that the creation of employment can contribute towards addressing these challenges and that businesses serve a critical role in driving inclusivity and sustainability within the environments in which they operate.

WorleyParsons’ corporate social responsibility philosophy espouses the concept of active citizenry, which calls for citizens to play their part in making a difference either in their personal capacity and/or as members of organisations or institutions they own or work for.

WorleyParsons RSA is fully committed to transformation within South Africa and develops its structure and systems to actively contribute to this vision. An example of this commitment is in its enterprise and supplier development (ESD) programme that shows WorleyParsons RSA’s understanding of complying in spirit and not just merely ticking boxes.

Building on the success of its Enterprise Development (ED) programme, which saw a combined turnover growth of the initial ED partner companies by 204% and the creation of over 100 permanent and temporary jobs in South Africa, WorleyParsons RSA has partnered with black-owned SMEs that operate in the engineering sector (mining, water, energy and infrastructure) to jointly deliver services and, by doing so, expose these SMEs to worldclass delivery systems and transfer skills and capabilities to these SMEs to enable them to grow.

Referred to as the ESD programme, WorleyParsons RSA is also assisting ESD partner companies with branding, marketing collateral, legal compliance, market positioning, financial compliance and introducing potential clients, that WorleyParsons RSA is already servicing, to ESP partner companies. Conversely these SMEs have introduced WorleyParsons RSA to their own client base, enabling a mutually-beneficial relationship of growth. This empowerment and collaboration with WorleyParsons RSA will lead to skilled resources and more opportunities for ESD partner companies; in turn leading to growth of ESD companies and potential for job creation and/or job preservation. WorleyParsons RSA’s ESD partner companies are subdivided into three levels:

Level 1: ED core partner companies

The following companies are fully participating in the ED programme with development outlines specific to their company needs and requirements:

• Originally constituted as ISF Services in 2007, the ISF Group is now a highly diversified, integrated engineering, procurement, construction and management (EPCM) company, supplying specialised services to the energy, water, ICT, transportation and construction sectors.

• Latita Energy Pty (Ltd) is a BEE Level 1 rated 100% black women-owned company in operation since 2012. Latita is a licenced wholesale supplier and specialises in the supply and distribution of bulk petroleum products, logistics services, and other commodity sourcing.

• UNN Surveys is a dynamic and diverse company that specialises in land development, land management, and engineering consulting. UNN Surveys offer its clients comprehensive solutions in the infrastructure and development sectors. UNN Surveys is a 100% black women-owned entity and has been in operation since 2004.

• Incorporated in South Africa and 100% black-owned, Mancor is a specialist engineering and project management firm providing 21st Century solutions to developers, and are providers of infrastructure services across a variety of sectors including energy, mining, water, government and engineering and construction.

• A leading multi-disciplinary consulting engineering, town and regional planning company based in South

Africa with 52% black ownership, MDV Kalahari is a result of several partnership changes of Mostert, van den Berg and de Leeuw, which was established in 1959.

• Risimati Consulting Engineers, owned and managed by historically-disadvantaged individuals, was established and registered in 1999. Risimati specialises in providing engineering solutions in the civil, structural, building, mechanical and electrical disciplines.

• iX Engineers (Pty) Ltd was established and registered in July 2016 following the acquisition of the public infrastructure business unit of WorleyParsons RSA and the consulting infrastructure business of Black Jills Engineers (BJE). iX Engineers is a majority blackowned consulting engineering company focusing on the private and public infrastructure sector and provides professional services for the design, development and through-life-support of private and public infrastructure. These projects are delivered through engineering and project management skills that specialise in civil, structural, electrical, mechanical, process engineering, project and portfolio management, cost control, SHERQ and financial management. The key staff at iX Engineers has more than 35 years’ experience in the infrastructure sector in both the consulting and project delivery markets that commenced as KV3 Engineers and then as WorleyParsons RSA, as well as the more than eight years’ experience of staff joining from BJE.

Level 2 – ESD extended partner companies

WorleyParsons RSA also works closely with the following black-owned SMEs (some are graduates from the ED programme) as suppliers and continue to seek opportunities with them:

1. NBI Quantity Surveying

2. Angarhela Trading and Projects

3. T2 Tech Engineers

4. Kgato Project Management

5. Makhurumola

Level 3 – ESD alumni partner companies

To ensure continued working relationship with companies that graduate from the ESD programme and grow its suppliers, WorleyParsons RSA continues to partner with the following companies:

1. Shilangane Engineering

2. MGD Consulting Engineers

3. Gemini – GIS and Environmental Services

4. Hape Coal Services

5. Gridbow

6. Shaweni Consulting Engineers

For more information, visit www.worleyparsons.com.

Issue 6 - September 2017 - February 2018

Issue 6 - September 2017 - February 2018

This article was featured on page 48-49 of SABI Magazine Issue 6 - September 2017 - February 2018 .

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