The non-alcoholic beverage industry in South Africa is committed to being part of the solution to South Africa’s multi-faceted challenges, especially as they relate to job creation and transformation. To this end the industry has embarked on a series of initiatives to drive transformation across the industry value chain. These initiatives are aimed at bringing new players in the supply chain and to enhance competition to improve the value chain efficiency.
The transformation projects that industry is currently leading are as follows:
- Import substitution of phosphoric and citric acid to develop and incorporate a new black owned entity or player to supply industry;
- New PET resin supplier to the industry to diversify and enhance competition through a black owned entity;
- Shrink and stretch wrapping to localise supply that is currently imported for some of the materials used across the industry