After last years level 4 BEE score Anchor vowed that they’d improve and improve they certainly have. “Working with the new codes took some time getting use to,” explains Dale Hutcheson, Managing Director. “We had dropped from a level 2 under the old codes to a level 4 and it seemed as if the requirements had gotten ten times harder. As a company with turnover greater than R50 million,” continued Hutcheson “we’re audited using the generic codes of good practice on broad based black economic empowerment. This encompasses equity ownership, management control, skills development, enterprise and supplier development and socio-economic development. Companies try to get their BEE done in February, but by then it’s too late. We actually started this audit in March last year and the results now speak for themselves.”
As a level 2, majority black owned contributor, customers are able to claim 125% of their purchases from Anchor towards their 80% target under preferential procurement and their 40% target for procurement from >51% black owned suppliers under enterprise development.
“We’re not satisfied with the level 2 score so we’ll be working even harder this year to find the 3 points we need to reach a level 1,” promises Hutcheson.
Other approvals and accreditations:
- DNV approved ISO9001 certified company
- DNV approved to manufacture offshore sling sets to 2.7-1 and 2.7-3
- Merseta approved training provider
- DOL approved Lifting Machinery Entity
- Member of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association