22 February 2012 - Aurecon South Africa (Pty) Ltd has been adjudicated as the Number One Company in South Africa in the Engineering Groups Sector, according to a recent ranking by the Top 500: South Africa's Best Managed Companies publication, for the sixth year running.
Published by Topco Media, the publication is a respected industry authority which ranks business in South Africa on the basis of a critical set of performance criteria. With a goal of profiling leading businesses in terms of both global and South African best practice standards, the publication identifies businesses which excel in their specific sectors and in addition, have a strong set of social, empowerment and development policies in place.
“Achieving this ranking for the sixth consecutive year is a testament to the ongoing success of our business in South Africa,” explains Albert Geldenhuys, Aurecon’s General Manager: RSA.
“Our brand represents a shift beyond engineering. It’s about ‘fostering human achievement’ through our everyday interactions with clients and the communities in which they operate. Our mission to be a ‘Leading. Vibrant. Global. organisation describes more than just what we do, thereby encapsulating this shift in thinking,” he adds.
This year’s ranking saw Topco Media review a total of 3 741 companies, both listed and unlisted, against an extensive set of criteria related to three key areas of business:
- Financial performance, including factors such as turnover, growth, profitability and productivity.
- People development and human resources, incorporating BBBEE ownership and equity, employment equity, skills development and gender empowerment.
- Accreditations and written company policies, incorporating ISO accreditations, industry related accreditations, written policies for HIV/Aids, environmental and other governance related issues.
CEO of Topco Media (Pty) Ltd, Richard Fletcher, has congratulated Aurecon on this achievement, adding that The TOP500 is the “…definitive guide to South Africa’s most successful businesses.”