Empowerment

Digby Wells Environmental is committed to and aligned with the Codes of Good Practice and South African Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) guidelines with respect to economic transformation.

Lwazi Capital, a black women owned and managed company, as well as Digby Wells Environmental employees hold the required 30% ownership of the issued share capital of the Digby Wells Environmental Group. This mutually beneficial relationship ensures that Digby Wells is in full compliance with South African legislation applicable to the Company and its clients.

Digby Wells Environmental has, as part of the company’s goal to increase the Ownership and Management Control of the Company to Historically Disadvantaged South African’s, developed an extensive BBBEE strategy ensuring that the company continues to plays a successful role in transforming the South African economy.

The main objectives of the BBBEE strategy include the following:

  • To integrate all the elements of BEE into our business processes;
  • To increase the number of black people, including black women and other designated groups such as those with disabilities, workers, who directly own and manage the Company;
  • To promote economic transformation in order to enable meaningful participation of black people in the economy;
  • To achieve a substantial change in the composition of the management structures and in the skilled occupations of existing structures within the Company;
  • To promote preferential procurement principles to increase access to finance to achieve black economic empowerment.

Digby Wells Environmental is committed to transformation and empowerment, and will continue to pursue all opportunities to do so. It is important that the process of economic transformation is accelerated in order to bring the majority of black South Africans into the mainstream economy, not only by providing employment but also to provide meaningful economic participation and to share increasingly in the wealth creation resulting from economic activities.