Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment
Omega Digital has always believed in participating in B-BBEE in the spirit in which it was intended – to uplift those who were previously disadvantaged.
Omega was recently awarded Level 1 B-BBEE contributor status. This means that our customers now have a Procurement Recognition Level of 135% on their B-BBEE spend, which in turn positively affects their own rating.
Omega has managed to achieve the highest B-BBEE contributor status through our commitment to training and employing previously disadvantaged individuals, along with the “ownership” portion of our business – the Omega Digital Empowerment Trust – which promotes economic transformation and provides a mechanism whereby black people can engage in meaningful participation in the equity of the company.
We are also passionate about supporting previously disadvantaged minors, women and scholars and have therefore named New Jerusalem Children’s Home and Kearsney Foundation as key beneficiaries of the Trust (see the ‘Social Responsibility’ section for more information).
Finally, in order to support Enterprise Development, we are always eager to outsource talent and make use of B-BBEE-based suppliers, reinforcing our credentials as an empowered, socially responsible employer.