At SHAL we strive to maintain an environment conducive for our staff members to unleash their full potential. We believe that employees are the most valuable asset of any business, thus we endeavor to ensure that our workforce is safe, healthy and engaged. This is a key ingredient to sustain our operations.
Human Resources and Gender Mainstreaming
Our organization recognizes the efforts of all the men and women who contribute to the success of our operations. Individuals with different backgrounds, experiences, opinions and perspectives make us a stronger and more innovative company. Our progress depends on working with a diverse and dynamic workforce. Throughout the years, we have followed labour laws as well as preventing child labour. Our workers are free to convey their uniqueness, passion and creativeness in the workplace. Our human resources are talented and committed to delivering on set targets. We offer supportive conditions that enable growth and development of our associates. We believe in fair labour practices and adhere to strict requirements of upholding human rights in the workplace. Our human resources are drawn from a blend of multi-talented personnel who together form an integrated group of a skilled team. Throughout our human resources pool we foster the spirit of teamwork and oneness. Our organisation has zero tolerance to workplace slavery and unethical practices. We treat our employees with the utmost concern. We care for all our associates and offer meaningful conditions of employment. Schweppes Holdings Africa Limited gives equal opportunity to both men and women in the workplace. We do not discriminate based on gender, sex or age. In the year under review we continued to provide increased opportunity to women in the workplace. The diversity of our group makes it able to meet multiple stakeholder needs.
SHAL is an organization which greatly values the diversity of all its employees and stakeholders. We strive to ensure that there is no discrimination on grounds of race, colour, sex, religion, political opinion, nationality or social origin in all the company’s operations. Everyone has a fair and equal opportunity when it comes to recruitment, promotion and remuneration. We do this in order to achieve sustainable development. Our organisation has zero tolerance to discrimination in the workplace. In the year under review, there was no incident of discrimination recorded. Our organisation instituted mechanisms for grievance handling which clearly outline the steps to be followed when one feels aggrieved. This procedure enables SHAL to safeguard employees and stakeholders against discrimination and other issues of concern where grievances may arise.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights gives all human beings fundamental freedoms and rights which have to be protected. At SHAL we believe that every human being has equal value, hence we treat everyone with respect, honour and dignity. Human rights are an integral part of our organization’s sustainability agenda.
SHAL has zero tolerance to human rights violation in the workplace and strives to ensure that every employee is aware of their human rights. We continue to work together with our stakeholders to tackle human rights issues in the workplace and in our value chain.
We uphold the Constitution of Zimbabwe in the highest esteem and pay particular attention to Sections 44 to 87 which comprise the declaration of rights. SHAL has zero tolerance to work place slavery as stated in Section 54 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe and continues to uphold Article 4 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which states that “No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms”. We acknowledge that employment is voluntary and no one should be forced to work against their will. We strive to uphold our workers the right to fair and safe labour practices.
Occupational Safety and Health – OSH
Safety of employees is a priority at SHAL and the organisation has well established policies focused on occupational safety and health. As an employer, we strive to provide a work environment that is safe and injury free. We have adopted an Occupational Safety and Health Management System. The management system comprises of systems and procedures that enable injury and accident prevention at work. In line with the legal requirement of the Republic of Zimbabwe to ensure health and safety at workplaces, we strive to ensure that every employee safely returns home to their loved ones without being injured whilst in the line of duty.
We believe that all incidents that impact safety and health in the workplace are preventable. We are in the process of transitioning from OSHAS 18001:2007 to ISO 45001:2018. Our operations require that we classify significant hazards and risks as well as design critical controls to prevent disastrous incidents. In all departments, we ensure that occupational health and safety measures are established and that our workers follow occupational health and safety policies.
We continue to promote safe working practices through behaviour based safety, weekly safety talks, trainings, and enforcing reports on near-misses. We make every effort to attain zero harm in our processes and ensure that our workers are safe in all work related tasks.
67a Woolwich Road,
+263 242 620 232 – 6
Mazunga Estates Beit Bridge, Zimbabwe
+263 286 229 65
Stand No. 210 Mutiti Drive Ruwa, Harare, Zimbabwe
+263 8677 000 390