Our key stakeholders

Our success is built on collaborative and established stakeholder relationships. These are key in developing and adapting our strategy and maintaining a sustainable business. We define stakeholders as people who can affect our business or are affected by it. Each business unit or portfolio defines its stakeholders and these are then grouped at corporate level, with responsibility assigned to a group executive, after which a tailored engagement process is developed. Our engagement includes established internal and external communications channels, roadshows, the integrated annual report, regular meetings, stakeholder forums, plant tours, independent surveys, advertising, exhibitions and trade shows. This engagement in turn informs our decision making and influences our business strategy.

Our key stakeholders and their concerns are set out below:

Our key stakeholders


Government, regulators

Employment equity, environmental impact, resource scarcity, scrap metals legislation on the export of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, local manufacturing pertaining to the PPPFA legislation, outbound investments and tariff support.

Trade unions

Workplace environment and employee benefits.



Group strategy and development plans, performance feedback, transformation and change management, employment equity, recruitment and promotion policies, safety in the workplace.



Group prospects, financial performance, implementation of strategy, carbon footprint, governance.

Local communities

Socio-economic development, environmental impact, responsible corporate citizenship.


Product sales, on-time delivery and brand reputation.

Key stakeholder engagement in FY16
  • Extensive employee engagement following the restructuring of our business (read more )
  • Participated in key local and international exhibitions
  • Community forums on SHE matters (read more )

Scaw is a member of the following industry associations
  • Centre for Polymer Technology
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) Southern Africa Proprietary Limited
  • Corporate Lawyers Association of South Africa
  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
  • EIUG
  • Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA)
  • Institute of Cast Metals Engineers
  • Institute of Safety Management
  • Manufacturing Circle
  • SABS
  • SABS/TCS certification
  • SAIF
  • South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
  • South African Institute of Steel Construction
  • South African Payroll Association
  • South African Wire Association
  • Southern African Institute of Welding
  • Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering
  • The Chamber of Engineering Technology
  • The Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management
  • The Institute of Directors of Southern Africa NPC
  • The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
  • The South African Institute of Mechanical Engineering
  • UK Certification Authority for Reinforcing Steels (CARES)
  • West Rand Metrology Services CC