The Barloworld Worldwide Code of Conduct, supports the group’s commitment to sustainable development. ‘Sustainability’ is included in the Code as one of the group’s five core Values that informs employees’ individual and collective behaviour.

Barloworld recognises that stakeholder interests are best served through an integrated and coordinated value creation approach addressing economic, environmental and social aspects.

Ongoing stakeholder engagement enables us to identify and understand stakeholder value, distils material issues for the group and directs focus.

Areas requiring management attention as well as strategic opportunities are highlighted through robust strategic planning and risk identification processes. These processes are entrenched at divisional and group levels within the organisation.

Barloworld understands that our people are the foundation of our success and that our continued success rests on our ability to attract, develop and retain globally competitive people. The group is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce and believes that its profile should represent the demographics of the societies in which it operates.

Climate change and environmental considerations are central components of the group’s sustainable development framework and its commitment to being a responsible corporate. Mindful of the environmental consequences of our activities we are committed to conducting our operations in an environmentally responsible manner and delivering integrated customer solutions that assist our customers to achieve their own environmental impact minimisation objectives.

Also central to its’ responsible citizenship programme is the group’s corporate social investment activities in response to the socio-economic development imperative to empower previously disadvantaged individuals and uplift communities in South Africa, to the benefit of all.

In line with our commitment to responsible citizenship programme, we are a signatory of the Energy Efficiency Accord with the Department of Energy in South Africa. We are a member of the South African National Business Initiative’s Energy Efficiency Leadership Network and have signed its Energy Efficiency Pledge.

We have responded to the 2023 CDP Climate Change Disclosure and 2023 CDP Water Disclosure.

Barloworld is a constituent of:

  • The Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index
  • FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index
  • FTSE4Good Index Series

The group is committed to responsible business conduct and legal compliance, and complies with King IV.

The above, together with our Worldwide Code of Conduct and related policies ensure our commitment to sustainable development is entrenched throughout our group and enhance our long-term value creation capability for all our stakeholders.

For a high-level summary of how we are addressing material Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) aspects within the Group, please see our ESG update.