PPM is fully committed to, and supportive
of Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) as embodied in the
Codes of Practice and the Scorecard published by the South African Department
of Trade and Industry.
This commitment to BBBEE is premised on PPM's desire to develop people
and create an empowered environment where the potential of each and
every person can be realised. One of PPM's founding principles is that
we "Use the organisation to build people rather than use people to
build the organisation".
As a relatively young company PPM was formally accredited for the first time based on the 2009
audited financial statement. The accreditation process has been repeated for subsequent years.
A summary of some of PPM's past initiatives(see the News blog for current updates):
- Full tuition and accommodation bursary for a previously disadvantaged female at a secondary school and full tuition for another previously disadvantaged female at secondary school
- An annual university student vacation employment program that places 3rd and 4th year previously disadvantaged students in vacation employment with PPM as well as with our technical partners and clients
- Support of a public high school located close to the PPM offices with involvement in their science program and sponsorship of prizes for their annual science expo
- Support of a full time volunteer working for a registered NGO focussed on caring for abandoned babies whilst placing them in adoption homes
- Support of 3 small emerging businesses created by individual previously disadvantaged entrepreneurs, two of which are female
- Support of 2 NGOs which focuses on entrepreneurial training and micro-lending.
- Participation in an Arbour day initiative at a local school for physically challenged learners