Audit and external assurance

Compliance with standards and legislation across the Group is monitored through comprehensive internal and external audits of various management systems. External assurance is received from the external auditors with some listed in the following table:

System External audits
Safety legal and environmental management audit Legal Consulting Services
Safety and environmental legal registers Standards and Legal
B-BBEE Scorecard mPowerRatings
South African National Standards SANS
ISO 9001 (Quality standard) SABS, iCert, SGS, DQS, BV
ISO 14001 (Environmental management standard) SABS, iCert, SGS, BV
ISO 45001 (Occupational health and safety management standard) SABS, DQS
Forest Stewardship Council SGS
Fire defence Marsh, ASIB, various others
Occupational health Life EHS, various others
Lifting equipment Various
Environmental legal Mark Ditke, Nancy Oosthuizen, GreenGain
Safety legal Mark Ditke
ISO 22001 (Food safety management standard) SABS
BRC (Food safety) Annalie Coetzee
FSSC 22000 (Food safety) SAI Global
Other food safety DQS, FSSi
Other (PEFC) SGS
Boiler GO (AIA) KIS
Boiler annual inspection (AIA) KIS
Pressure vessels (AIA) SAIBA
LP gas certificate Various
ICT Security Erna Solomons

Non-compliance issues and recommendations arising from audits are managed closely at operational level to ensure compliance is achieved and maintained through management interventions.