ARGEN is committed to applying the principles underlying Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) legislation. One of the first verification agencies accredited by SANAS as a BBBEE approved registered auditor in South Africa, Grant Thornton Verification Services, has determined our rating. We are classified as a Qualifying Small Enterprise and in terms of the official scorecard, we score 90.47. This makes us a superior contributor at Level 3 in terms of the BEE Codes of Good Practice that were promulgated by the Department of Trade and Industry. As a value-add supplier, clients can claim 110% of our fees as contribution to their own procurement scores.
We at ARGEN place great value on education. Hence, we make annual donations to non-profit organisations for providing bursaries that assist students from disadvantaged communities to obtain tertiary education.
Our company’s procurement policy is structured to encourage entrepreneurship by channelling purchases through smaller firms.
It is our policy to be actively involved in the upliftment of the community. Aside from our social investment, enterprise development and training commitments, each of our employees spends at least one day a year on an appropriate project that benefits the wider community.