AECI Mining Explosives takes pride in our sustainability and how we impact the market.
Community Awareness and Emergency Response Committee (CAER)
We have operated a Community Awareness and Emergency Response Committee (CAER) at its Modderfontein Head Office since 1995.
The CAER Committee meets every second month and is chaired by a member of the community. Its main objective is to provide a forum where the community can interact with the factory in matters of concern and to share information.
The CAER Committee operates under a charter.
We are proud to be a South African rooted company and recognises the role it has in Black Economic Empowerment.
This is manifested in the following initiatives and programmes we are operating, including:
In 2004, we entered into a BEE partnership with Tiso Group, one of South Africa's leading black-controlled and managed principal investment companies. Tiso owns 25.4% of AECI Mining Explosives with the remaining 74.9% being owned by AECI. Two Tiso directors sit on our board.
We strive to empower black-owned suppliers by increasingly employing their services through procurement. We have also undertaken a programme to develop suppliers by helping to improve their capacity to deliver the products that AECI Mining Explosives uses in its business operations.
We have a robust middle management development programme which among other objectives is used to equip black middle managers for promotion to senior management. When recruiting externally for areas of the business where black people are under-represented, we give preference to qualified and competent black candidates.
We have made it a priority over the past few years to strengthen our partnership with Tiso and contribute significantly to various CSI initiatives.
Besides our formal AECI Mining Explosives CSI Programme, we also offer:
- Study bursaries for previously disadvantaged learners studying Mining Engineering
- We assist previously disadvantaged learners from East Rand Communities through Adult Basic Education and Training.