Leading enterprise asset management company, Pragma, walked away with the 2015 Shell Retail Engineering Partner of Choice award.
Says Haroon Coovadia, Shell SA Retail Network Manager: “The award was given to Pragma in recognition of the value add they brought to the Shell business through their efforts by stepping up and assisting us in delivering on our business targets. More importantly, this recognition is for Pragma’s hard work, dedication in setting the bar and achieving a level 1 B-BBEE status on the new codes, something that most people believe is next to impossible. Well done. For this, we award you the honour of being our 2015 Retail Engineering Partner of Choice.”
According to Kolosa Madikizela, Cape Regional Manager of Pragma, Pragma is thrilled to win this award. “We believe that B-BBEE must be done holistically. Pragma went on a journey of transformation, which improved the diversity of our company and continues to entrench a culture of inclusiveness. As an engaged asset management partner, Pragma is geared towards focused improvement and ensuring that we help clients to maintain and preserve all their assets to the benefit of the company as well as the environment. We’d like to grow and maintain our status as an asset management thought leader and this award recognises our commitment to clients such as Shell.”
By embracing the diversity of South Africa, Pragma Africa has built a strong team who benefits from the strengths that every individual brings to the table. This philosophy has enabled them to become a Level 1 B-BBEE Contributor, in a time when most companies expected to fall more than one level as a result of the new B-BBEE codes.
“When companies understand and act on the true intent behind the new BBBEE codes, they will see that BBBEE works. This award is proof that you can deliver a superior service with a diverse team behind you,” says Attie Nieuwoudt, Pragma Managing Director.