Leading South African tyre company Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA) – which manufactures Dunlop tyres, Sumitomo tyres as well as Falken tyres – scooped four awards at the South African 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.
“We congratulate SRSA on this significant achievement. The companies competing for the title were audited against 13 human resource management standards for the 2017 and 2018 period. SRSA was the only company to achieve full certification on all standards on their first submission,” says HR Audit SABPP head Annetjie Moore.
“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,” says SRSA human resources director Avril Williamson. “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.”
According to Williamson, the Reward and Recognition and Organisational Development wins demonstrate the importance that SRSA places on its employees and their career journeys.
“It is no surprise that we have been recognised with this win. “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 having benefited from the mentorship by the CEO.”
SRSA employs over 1 300 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.
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.
Meanwhile, Sumitomo rubber will be a speaker at this year’s National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers Show, taking place at the Durban International Convention Centre later this month.
In addition, Dunlop Tyres will be exhibiting at the show. The show aims to be the premier automotive manufacturing growth, technology, transformation and stakeholder engagement forum on the African continent.