Exciting and challenging career opportunities exist in our Sugar, Starch and Property operations, as well as in our Corporate office.
At the end of March 2020 we had 23 347 employees, reaching around 30 173 permanent and seasonal employees during the peak sugar milling season as follows:
The wide range of roles across our operations requires a focused approach to development interventions. Unique, specialised, industry-related skills, competencies and experience are critical to the success of our operations – which are not readily available in the labour market.
Underpinning this reality is the importance we place on ongoing performance management processes, which vary based on employees’ job grades, roles and responsibilities. Our individual employee KPIs include ongoing learning and development opportunities that are required to achieve these KPIs. These then inform our employee development plans and budgets.
During the 2019/20 financial year, we invested R34.8 million in 9 331 employees, who attended a total of 11 988 training programs for a total of 153 588 training hours.
As a signatory of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and a member of the UN Global Compact, we are committed to respecting internationally recognised human rights standards. This includes avoiding causing or contributing towards adverse human rights impacts through company activities, and seeking to prevent or mitigate adverse human rights impacts directly linked to Tongaat Hulett operations, products or services by business relationships.
We aim to prevent Human Rights infringements such as child labour, forced and compulsory labour, unsafe and unhealthy working environments, and constraints to an employee’s freedom of association, both within our company and in our supply chain.
We’re looking to employ people with the following characteristics: