Operational review
 

Bidvest Services
Offers a full range of outsourced services including cleaning, laundry, hygiene, security, interior and exterior landscaping, aviation services, industrial supplies, travel, banking and foreign exchange services, office automation, e-procurement, online travel, drinking water, water coolers and indoor plants and flowers.

     
 
Bidvest Services
 
R7,9 billion  
Revenue 2,2% decrease  
 
R1 126,0 million  
Trading profit 4,7% decrease  
 
Revenue
(Divisional contribution %)
  Trading profit
(Divisional contribution %)
 
  Bidvest Services
Health and safety
Our Sky Crew rises to any occasion with highly specialised cleaning solutions for elevated areas. We take advantage of mountaineering techniques for our rope access work and are skilled in the use of high access ladders, hydraulic lifts, scaffolds, suspended platforms and fall arrest methods. Safety of our staff and everyone within the environment is our primary consideration. Staff are highly trained and all safety procedures are strictly implemented in compliance with the OHS Act.
 
     
 
    Highlights
  • Pleasing results despite challenging conditions for most the year
  • Bidvest Services tops the billion rand trading profit-mark for the first time after the inclusion of McCarthy Fleet Services
  • Strong showing by Steiner, Magnum, MFS, Prestige, Konica Minolta, GPT and the Greens Group
  • Contract-based activities hold up well in challenging environment
  • Teams make the most of fourth-quarter improvement
  • Successful integration of MFS into Bidvest Bank
  • Business ethics awareness campaign launched
  • All major forms of fossil fuel energy reduced
  • Substantial investment in training of unskilled recruits
 
     
 
Financial indicators
(for the year ended June 30) 
2010(1)
R’m   
2009  
R’m  
Revenue 7 927,8    8 105,9  
Trading profit 1 126,0    1 181,1  
Operating assets 4 935,5    5 850,7  
Operating liabilities 2 574,2    2 049,5  
Depreciation 575,3    504,6  
Amortisation and impairments of intangible assets 23,1    29,7  
Goodwill and intangible assets 433,8    371,8  
 
     
 
Sustainable development indicator overview        
Employees 62 041     61 470   
Total training spend (R’000) 38 928     43 571(2)
Training spend per employee (R) 627     709(2)
Employees attending HIV/Aids training (%) 28,4     22,4   
Lost-time injury frequency rate 4,3     3,9   
Work-related fatalities (number) 1     7   
BEE procurement (R’000) 1 626 536     1 008 526   
CSI spend (R’000) 6 383     9 487   
Enterprise development spend (R’000) 10 268     18 590   
Total water usage (litres ’000) 859 826     651 071(3)
Total electricity usage (kWh ’000) 27 980     31 662   
Petrol (litres) 6 761 242     7 314 778(3)
Diesel (litres) 6 446 160     6 294 981(3)
Total carbon emissions (tonnes) 102 891     106 714(3)
Carbon emissions per employee (tonnes)  1,7     1,7   
(1) Current year sustainable development figures include McCarthy Fleet Services, transferred from Bidvest Automotive. Other than the number of employees, the 2009 figures in relation to this transfer, have not been restated as the impact is not considered significant
(2) Restated to include learnerships
(3) Restated
 
     
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