Abridged Sustainability Report


The Abridged Sustainability Report has been created to give a summarised report on Super Group’s employees, the Group’s CSI and the impact of the Group’s operations on the environment.

These issues are of significant importance to the Group in terms of its obligations to all of its stakeholders, which include its employees, suppliers and customers, shareholders and the communities in the countries in which the Group operates.

Super Group recognises the essential need to actively contribute to the social upliftment of previously disadvantaged communities.

The Sustainability Report is available on the Group’s website www.supergroup.co.za

Employment equity

Individual development, equality and performance-based advancement are the cornerstones of Super Group’s approach to bring and maintain a balanced and highly skilled workforce.

The Group has embarked upon a broad-based initiative with the intention of impacting on the lives of all of its employees, their families and the communities in which they live. The Group believes that this approach will ensure that its employees become responsible individuals, citizens and parents. Super Group’s success, in part, is as a result of its dedicated and committed employees.

Headcount per geography

Year ended 30 June 2016

Headcount per geography - year ended 30 June 2016

Corporate Social Investment

The Group actively encourages the divisions and their employees to get involved in CSI activities. The “Stop Hunger Now” project was adopted as a core project in South Africa. The different operating units continued with other activities in the communities in which they operate. This enables the employees to get involved in activities that are relevant to them and the communities in which they operate.

The Group’s divisions were involved in a wide range of projects supporting education and nutrition, and contributed to and supported various charities. The South African operations spent R10.9 million or 1.9% (2015: 1.9%) of profit after taxation on Economic Development in the financial year ended 30 June 2016. Super Group spent R5.6 million (2015: R7.8 million) on Social Economic Development projects in the 2016 financial year.


The Group continues to focus on environmentally friendly business practices. Many of these initiatives make good business sense in that they form part of the Group’s continuing drive to improve efficiencies.

The Group continues to ensure that its vehicles are properly maintained and not overloaded. Along with continuous driver training, this ensures that carbon emissions from all vehicles meet manufacturers’ specifications.