Nampak has 6 678 permanent employees, with the majority based in South Africa — the site of our headquarters and most of our operations.
Employees in Nampak operations in South Africa are represented by seven trade unions and those based in Nampak operations in the Rest of Africa are represented by eight trade unions.
Our culture is inclusive and we value diversity. Our people operate within a clearly defined governance framework and must all adhere to the group’s ethics policy. Recognising that our people provide Nampak with a sustainable competitive advantage to ultimately deliver on the group’s strategy, we have a comprehensive approach to managing them.
The underlying principles of our people policies include: freedom of association; transformation that delivers an environment that is conducive to equality, fairness and transparency and the prohibition of victimisation.
While safeguarding the health and safety of employees in our operations is a priority – their motivation, skills, competence, training and development are also critical to the successful delivery of our strategy.
Transformation is imperative for the company to deliver an environment which is conducive to equality, fairness and transparency.
We undertake to continually address within our employee base any inequalities present with regard to race, gender and disability and to accelerate progress through structured skills development programmes and the injection of talent.
We acknowledge the value of understanding and responding to our stakeholders’ interests, to ensure that our operations are sustainable and that we maintain our licence to operate.
We believe that a diverse and transformed workplace adds value in the form of improved employee capabilities and shared values that strengthen motivation and enhance employee productivity, and ultimately improve society.
We recognise that effective partnerships with trade union representatives as well as structured engagement forums reduce, and can prevent, the risks associated with industrial action.
We engage actively with regulators and government authorities to ensure our compliance with various regulations and standards, and to contribute constructively to policy formulation.
Our mission is to have a flexible, highly skilled workforce with the right knowledge, skill, attitude and behaviour, in order to fully participate in an ever-changing business environment.
We continue to focus on building business competencies aligned to our group strategy.
Nampak has developed in-house training and development opportunities for managers and supervisors in the group. The programmes are designed with input from leading universities to meet national qualification framework requirements in South Africa and to ensure that the course content is updated and aligned to the group’s strategy and skills requirements. The courses have relevance in all countries and we encourage employees from our operations in the rest of Africa to attend.
This programme is aimed at executive and senior operational managers who have long-term potential for general and executive managerial positions.
The programme focuses on leadership development of high-potential employees at a middle management level.
The programme ensures that Nampak’s fist-line managers have critical skills and support to fundamentally impact the improvement of general margins and people management practices.
The programme centres on supervisory staff development where potential to fill operational management roles in future is identified.
This programme addresses technical sales skills within the broadened view of packaging solutions selling. The programme is aimed at high-potential sales representatives and managers to fill senior key account management roles.
The programme runs for two years and focuses on introducing recently qualified graduates to the Nampak group. It is aimed at addressing the skills shortage in engineering, finance, and accounting and business science. During the programme, young graduates are placed in jobs at divisions and complete an academic course involving individual and group assignments. Successful candidates are offered permanent employment in the group. The retention rate in this programme is a competitive 80%.
The programme is aimed at supervisory and middle operational managers to build technical capabilities on world-class manufacturing and contains improvement techniques.
This programme concentrates on developing skilled employees with leadership potential who may not have had the educational opportunities in the past.
This programme assists frontline employees with knowledge of the business as well as how to interact with different stakeholders.
This programme aims to enhance the presentation and engagement skills of managers in disciplines across the business.
This programme aims to develop the leadership skills of shop stewards in order to assist in managing the current volatile employee relations culture.