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Contributing to transformation through sustainability

In the South African context, the Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) group of companies is able to translate the global imperative for sustainability by its parent company, Daimler AG, into making a real and lasting impact on the transformation of the country.

A culture of integrity, combined with a history of good corporate citizenship and a vested interest in the stability and growth of the economy of South Africa leads the group of companies naturally in the direction of striking a balance between economic and social issues.

The 2014 verification audit process has classified Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) Ltd as a Level 5 contributor towards Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE).

In the Skills Development, Enterprise Development and Socio-Economic Development categories, MBSA has met the criteria of a Level 1 contributor. This means that, while the company has achieved the highest possible rating in these areas in terms of the B-BBEE scorecard, it also meets the corporate goal of making a very positive contribution to the socio-economic development of South Africa

Sister company Mercedes-Benz Financial Services South Africa has also been verified in 2014 as a Level 5 contributor, with Daimler Fleet Management re-establishing its Level 2 status.