ART     antiretroviral treatment for those suffering from or exposed to HIV/Aids  
Asgisa     Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative for South Africa  
BBBEE     broad-based black economic empowerment  
BEE     black economic empowerment  
CDP     Carbon Disclosure Project  
CO2e     Carbon dioxide emissions  
COBiT     control objectives for information and related technology  
CSI     corporate social investment  
CPI     consumer price index  
DTI     South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry  
EMS     environmental management system  
Eskom     South African national electricity supply company  
ERP     enterprise resource planning  
FTE     Full-time employee  
GDP     gross domestic product  
GHG     greenhouse gas  
GRI     Global Reporting Initiative  
HACCP     hazard analysis critical control point  
HDI     historically disadvantaged individual  
IAS     International Auditing Standards  
IFRS     International Financial Reporting Standards  
Industry charter(s)    voluntary, wide commitments to black economic empowerment goals  
ISO     International Organisation for Standardisation quality management and quality assurance series of standards (9000) and environmental management series of standards (14001) 
JSE     the Johannesburg Stock Exchange  
KZN     KwaZulu-Natal  
LTIFR     lost-time injury frequency rate (number of lost-time injuries per million manhours worked) 
LRA     Labour Relations Act  
NUMSA     National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa  
OEM     original equipment manufacturer  
OHS     Occupational Health and Safety Act (No. 85 of 1993), South Africa  
PPP     public-private partnership  
QMS     quality management system  
QSR     quick-service restaurant  
SADC     Southern African Development Community  
SARB     South African Reserve Bank  
SED     socio-economic development  
SETA     sectoral education and training authorities  
SHERQ     Safety, health, environment, risk, quality  
SRI Index     Socially Responsible Investment Index  
STC     secondary taxation on companies  
the Codes/  
the DTI Codes  
  codes of good practice for broad-based black economic empowerment as published by the Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa  
TNPA     Transnet National Ports Authority  
VCT     voluntary counselling and testing (HIV/Aids-related) 
World Cup     2010 FIFA World Cup™