At the core of PG Bison's success lies the drive and dedication of 1468 employees who share the common vision of building a business that is regarded as one of South Africa's most esteemed industrial companies for furniture manufacturing and renovations. The organisation's workforce is aligned to a set of core values that builds winning partnerships with our customers. As the leading manufacturer and primary upgrader of wood-based products in our chosen markets, safety is our number one priority for all staff, contractors and visitors. PG Bison strives for the highest safety standards and has implemented the system principles of OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 respectively. External assessments are conducted by independent specialists in particular fields. Assessments include legal compliance, compliance against company policies and procedures, and best practice.
PG Bison, we recognise employment equity and people development as consistent key components of our business strategy. Initiatives in these areas are fundamental to the future growth and success of our business. We strive to create an equitable environment in which the diversity of all employees is valued and where they are given the opportunity to develop.
PG Bison's own success is inextricably linked to the sustainable growth and requirements for development of the communities in which it operates. Socio-Economic Development (SED) is inherent to the PG Bison culture. The company has invested, and will continue to invest, in programmes where its communities are empowered through their own development.
Many of our corporate social investment initiatives are focused on the youth of South Africa, such as the PG Bison 1.618 STUDENT DESIGN Competition for students in the interior design industry and architectural industry.
PG Bison creates thousands of direct and indirect opportunities in and around our operations. By supporting the development of small enterprises, they grow to become a vital part of our supply chain and thriving businesses in their own right. Waterproof, eco-friendly, consistent and smooth: these have all become closely associated with our engineered wood products to fit seamlessly into your contemporary designs.
We are proud of our South African heritage and are the only versatile wood-based panel manufacturer in South Africa to achieve level 6 as a broad-based black economic empowerment contributor.
PG Bison is a proudly South African company, invested in the future of the country. In 2019, we therefore joined Proudly South African, the well-known organisation that seeks to influence local procurement in the public and private sectors, to increase local production and to influence consumers to buy local in order to stimulate job creation. Members of Proudly South African share a commitment to an uplifting ethos that promotes social and economic change and progress. They make a meaningful contribution to building South Africa's economy, alleviating unemployment and retaining existing employment opportunities.