Sumitomo Rubber South Africa clinches four Awards

Leading South African tyre company, Sumitomo Rubber South Africa Africa (Pty) Ltd (SRSA), the manufacturer of Dunlop Tyres, Sumitomo Tyres and Falken Tyres scooped four HR awards in the SA Board for People Practices (SABPP) HR Audit Awards. Winning three of the category awards in addition to the prestigious overall win is evidence that the company is on track with its employee development goals. The results reflected excellence in all categories – an exceptional achievement for the Group.

Annetjie Moore, Head: HR Audit SABPP said, “We congratulate SRSA on this significant achievement. The companies competing for the title were audited against 13 human resource management standards for the 2017/2018 period. SRSA was the only company to achieve full certification on all standards on their first submission.”

“The SRSA team is extremely excited about this win. It is humbling to see that the many programmes that we have in place for our staff are being recognised,” said Avril Williamson, Director: Human Resources at SRSA. “We took this opportunity to assess our HR practices against these standards, to improve human resources business partnering and to see how we benchmark against other companies. We are very pleased with the outcome,” she said.

According to Avril, the Reward and Recognition and Organisational Development wins demonstrate the importance that SRSA places on its employees and their career journey.

SRSA believes strongly in the corporate philosophy of its parent company – Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI). The SRI Way upholds the Group’s corporate values that promote:

• Integrity and Soundness;
• Communication;
• Setting the Bar Higher and
• Cultivating People.

The Sumitomo Business Spirit promotes respect for people and mutual prosperity. The company aims to fulfil its social responsibility objectives and to be a reliable and trusted corporate brand

“It is no surprise that we have been recognised with this win,” says Nduduzo Chala, Group Manager: Strategic Planning at SRSA, a staff member of over 5 years. “As a company SRSA focuses on the empowerment of its people through personal and professional development. The Group promotes growth, with various leadership programmes in place, of which I have personal experience – having benefited from mentorship by the CEO.”

Sumitomo Rubber South Africa employs over 1300 people throughout the country. The Group has an active Corporate Social Investment programme, dedicated to making an impactful contribution in the communities in which it serves.

The achievement of winning the SABPP Audit Awards is yet another success for SRSA, showcasing its commitment to excellence in human resource management and the advancement of employees.

(Left to right) Siphiwe Moyo, Chairman: SABPP Board, Xolani Mawande, Interim CEO: SABPP, Malebo Maholo, HR Audit Officer: SABPP, Mpolai Liau, Board member: SABPP, Keith Phelps, SRSA: Group Manager TBR Training (Technical) Sindiswa Maseko, Board member: SABPP, Annetjie Moore, Head: Audit Unit, SABPP, Karel Stanz, Vice-Chairman: SABPP Board.