Let’s Create Tomorrow,
BKB believes that to secure a future for humanity we need to ensure a future for the producer.
Social responsibility, ethics and sustainability are integral to the BKB Group’s approach to creating long-term value. ESG impacts are material considerations in how we operate in the social, ecological and economic environments. With a legacy of over 100 years, the BKB Group’s sustainability journey embraces the triple-bottom-line concept of People, Planet and Profit. This concept of sustainability is built on the assumption that developing appropriate strategies benefits the Group’s people, the environment and the planet, and fosters Company longevity.
As stakeholders’ expectations on corporate responsibility and ESG matters rise, we recognise the need to be proactive. As such, we have committed to reducing ESG risks and improving positive impacts, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Solar system at our
head office where we have the
ability to feed back into the grid.
Capacity for rainwater
storage and 19 retail shops
Nylon woolpacks are
BKB implements renewable energy projects to use less electricity sourced from fossil fuels. We also facilitate the development of renewable energy projects by our suppliers.
We promote regenerative agricultural practices among suppliers and source contracts for products produced in this manner.
Employees of which 640 are
female and 32 are employees
Recipients of training.
88 learners in eight
learnership initiatives and
15 employees undergoing
Contributed to the BKB
educational bursary trust
supporting 167 children with
school and tuition fees.
We have a number of initiatives and programs aimed at promoting the health and wellbeing of our people and communities.
Employee training is a priority and we promote further education opportunities for employees. We assist with access to schools in rural areas.
We have a policy of equal pay for equal work. Transformation and inclusivity are prioritised with goals set within the Group.
Fibre producers within the
Group farming on 9 million
hectares comply to the RWS
and RMS standards.
Commercial and 90 000
BKB the largest South
African fibre broker.
The year in which BKB introduced
the global Responsible Wool
Standard, and the Responsible
Mohair Standard for mohair
growers starting in 2020.
We celebrate the milestones achieved through dedication, innovation, and perseverance. Join us on a journey of growth, as we reflect on the valuable lessons gleaned from both triumphs and challenges. Each story shared here represents a chapter in our pursuit of excellence, highlighting the transformative power of experience and knowledge.
BKB offers opportunities to hearing-impaired individuals, by identifying and harnessing their unique qualities through the BKB hearing-impaired training and employment programme.
Sustainability improves the quality of our lives, protects our ecosystem, and preserves natural resources for future generations. In the corporate world, sustainability is associated with an organisation's holistic approach and reflects on its capacity to take responsibility for each part of its activities - from manufacturing, logistics to customer service
At our head office in Port Elizabeth, we are proud to incorporate sustainable practices into every aspect of our operations