Possible self-audits in the pipeline

Published: 01/02/2024

The Agbiz Grain Steering Committee accepted the recommendation of the Agbiz Grain SHEQ Working Group to investigate the possibility of a self-audit of members by a third-party service provider. The goal is to assess compliance with SHEQ-related matters that are important to the insurance and financial sector.
Implementing the self-audit process will be an attempt to curb the escalating cost of insurance and demonstrate the insurability of the handling and storage sector. NWK first raised the issue of the escalating cost of insurance and remedies needed to address it.
The Agbiz Grain SHEQ Working Group, the Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa (Aspasa), and representatives from the insurance and financial sectors will meet at the Grain Building in Pretoria on 14 and 15 March 2024. Agbiz Grain members who have already confirmed their attendance are Kaap Agri, AFGRI, TWK Agri, GWK, VKB, OVK, BKB GrainCo and Overberg Agri.
It is important that the grain handling and storage sector, in collaboration with the financial sector, decides which issues need to be prioritised and addressed. Aspasa will share and facilitate the two-day working session based on its experience and success in open-cast mining. – Agbiz Grain