Black Economic Empowerment
Life Green Group is a level 1 B-BBEE service provider under the new Black Economic Empowerment codes set in 2015.
In order to become a B-BBEE compliant company, Life Green Group has committed to the following areas.
Life Green Group has identified multiple B-BBEE compliant suppliers affiliated with the landscaping industry and, by pinpointing the beneficiary’s specific needs regarding skills development, equipment, and financial management assistance, Life Green Group has accelerated the sustainability and operational independence of the elected beneficiary.
In alignment with 2015’s B-BBEE practises, Life Landscapes has sought out multiple meaningful enterprises in need and has provided them with support in the form of finances, equipment and skills development, with the aim of helping them to achieve success and further their capabilities.
After a period of employment, all of the Life Green Group staff enter into a 12-month learnership programme to further develop their horticultural training and improve their career opportunities. Life Green Group promotes staff from within the company and plays an active role in bettering the careers of our employees.
Unemployed Learnership Programme
In alignment with the B-BEE regulations of South Africa, every year Life Green Group enrols unemployed South African citizens in a learnership programme with the view of equipping them with the skills to find meaningful long-term employment.
Life Green Group’s Chief Financial Officer, Rob Lewis (CA(SA)), mentors at Morutathuto Primary School through an education initiative called Partners for Possibility. Morutathuto Primary School caters completely for black children and is Life Green Group’s chosen social entity in which we play an advisory and mentorship role for the school’s headmistress, as well as assisting the school through various initiatives.
Rob Lewis and the school principal, Tshidi Mashile, have attended various Partners for Possibility training courses together, and Rob has been invited to provide advice and guidance to the school’s governing body.
Life Green Group has helped to facilitate:
- A vegetable garden for the school.
- Interactive fun days for the children, such as Mandela Day and World Environment Day.
- A school garden upgrade.
- Library books.
- Children’s games.
- An upgrade of the school’s computer room.
- A presence on social media in the form of a Facebook page.