About our reporting

Our reporting is aimed at our key stakeholders – those who are affected by our organisation and who affect us. Our primary audiences for this report are employees, shareholders and analysts, governments and regulators, business partners, non-governmental organisations, the local communities in which we operate and industry associations.

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Reporting standards

Basil Read uses international reporting standards and frameworks to report its sustainability performance

These include:

  • Global Reporting Initiative G4 guidelines: We report against the GRI’s G4 guidelines
  • UN Global Compact: We report against the 10 principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.


Safety always comes first at Basil Read. Clients expect it; the group’s divisions demand it; and the Basil Read employees live it every day. Therefore, Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) have become the linchpin of all operations. In fact, Basil Read was the first South African construction company to achieve certification for all its activities throughout each operating division.

This was achieved by putting the right checks and balances in place. Basil Read also employs a dedicated Group Environmental Officer to achieve its goal of developing a sound environmental programme and achieving ISO 14001 accreditation.

With a dedicated group of full-time SHEQ practitioners forming an integral part of each division’s management, the Basil Read Group provides clients with the highest levels of quality, professionalism and expertise on every project and clients have come to recognise Basil Read as a reliable and conscientious supplier who is able to greatly reduce risk and increase productivity.

Never a company to risk complacency, Basil Read is also compliant with the requirements of the International Standards Organisation and the Occupational Health and Safety Act – the group has achieved ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications.

Share your feedback

Receiving feedback is a key element of our sustainability reporting process
Your feedback is important to us. It helps Basil Read to address the safety, environmental, social and strategic issues that matter most to our stakeholders.

You can email the corporate reporting team at communications@basilread.co.za
You can also telephone +27 11 418 6300

or write to:
The Basil Read Campus
7 Romeo Street