The wide geographical footprint of the Cashbuild stores provides us with a richly diverse workforce. We focus on recruiting local people into all our stores and employ all store managers from the regions in which we trade. Cashbuild continues to give preference to the use of local suppliers and is constantly increasing its support of black economic empowerment initiatives. Cashbuild is continuing a programme that initiates projects within the communities within which we trade, offering entrepreneurs the opportunity to produce bricks, blocks and lintels. These products are then purchased and on-sold by Cashbuild stores.
These and other projects will continue to be supported by Cashbuild as we contribute to the development of the communities surrounding our stores. Cashbuild's vision recognizes the need to make a positive contribution to every community in which we trade and we consider involvement in selected community projects to be a key aspect of our mission.