Good business practice stems from the efficient utilisation and care of all resources, which can only be achieved by informed and effective management. This also translates to manpower, the people that keep a company thriving.


It has been found that accidents and incidents involving personnel are one of the biggest culprits when it comes to squandering resources. As Motion’s most valuable assets, our personnel are protected and educated by a stringent Occupational Health and Safety Policy, not only from a standpoint of criminal and civil responsibility as the employer, but also from a moral obligation standpoint.


It is a top priority to make sure that every employee is aware of the potential hazards attached to all functions of the Motion Group. Formal training ensures that staff understands the precautionary measures to be taken in each situation. Regular updates are scheduled to review the information, education, training and supervision that are needed to maintain a safe and productive working environment.


Motion’s policy requires employee input and involvement, backed by management’s commitment and resources as a motivating force. All areas undergo a worksite analysis, identifying not only current hazards, but also foreseeing changing conditions that could create a new hazard. This results in highly successful prevention control.



As a responsible company Motion:


  • Appreciates the importance of good environmental stewardship
  • Recognises that abuse of the environment is a serious threat to sustainability
    Encourages all its stakeholders to consider positive steps they may take with regards to environmental stewardship
  • Participates in its value-chain to promote environmental awareness, good environmental stewardship and appropriate responses


This approach aligns with the group’s Code of Ethics, the Motion Climate Change Policy, the Motion Energy Efficiency Policy, the Motion Water Use and Management Policy and with its commitment to being a responsible company.

Motion strives to minimise the impacts of its operations on the environment. Environmental considerations form an integral part of daily business activities, including risk management, strategic planning, capital expenditure and operating procedures. Motion has established clear reporting structures in all divisions that culminate in compliance with relevant legislation and adherence to this policy. Material non- compliance will be reported to the Risk and Sustainability Committee, and thereafter to the Directors of the company.

In all its divisions throughout the group, Motion will publish divisional Environmental Policies appropriate to the business of each division, subordinate to this company policy, which will, inter alia:


  • Establish clear accountability for environmental performance with top management, as a part of good corporate governance
  • Require compliance with relevant environmental laws, other standards and codes of practice to which the company subscribes
  • Where practical, ensure optimisation of resource utilisation and minimise greenhouse gas emissions and waste
  • Ensure that environmental considerations form part of the company’s overall risk management processes
  • Promote environmental awareness within company operations
  • Require the maintenance of open dialogue with stakeholders to promote environmental protection and rehabilitation
  • Develop contingency procedures to deal with unscheduled occurrences and community concerns.


Environmental Management Systems will be implemented in all divisions to guide environmental responsibility and accountability at all levels of management and continual improvement of environmental performance through self-assessment and auditing.

Motion will continue to assess its physical, regulatory and reputational risks associated with the environment and, where practicable, adapt its operations, processes and procedures accordingly. It will also pursue relevant identified opportunities where practicable.



Scope and Objectives


The objective of this policy is to minimise the impact of HIV/AIDS on Motion and its employees. An ongoing risk assessment is conducted through prevalence rates and employees on treatment.




The key elements of the strategy that Motion and its businesses strive towards are:


  • The prevention of new infection;
  • The provision of voluntary counselling and testing;
  • Seek to provide appropriate care and treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS;
  • The protection against discrimination and victimisation in the workplace in line with the Motion Code of Conduct.


The strategy is in line with an integrated approach to value creation for all Motion stakeholders, with focus on employee value that includes providing an inspiring, caring, equitable and professional business environment. 3.


Where practicable, Motion businesses will actively encourage employees to know their status by providing awareness campaigns, lifestyle training and counselling.

In specific geographies the Motion businesses may also facilitate preliminary testing with commensurate pre and post testing counselling so that:


  • Employees who are HIV negative strive to maintain their status
  • Employees who are HIV positive, are given the correct information to access appropriate care and treatment including antiretroviral medication either through:
    • their medical aid scheme or;
    • the State “Know Your Status” campaigns will be conducted at least every three years, in conjunction with other wellness initiatives.


Similar principles to those that govern other chronic or life-threatening conditions, as regards employment, will apply to HIV/AIDS. Employees are encouraged to take responsibility for their own health and to participate in the company’s programme to deal with the pandemic.

Monitoring and Evaluation

The HIV/AIDS strategy will be monitored by the Motion Risk and Sustainability Committee.





Management regards the Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) of employees, subcontractors and other persons being affected by our operations to be of vital importance.

Our primary objective is therefore to:

“Achieve and maintain the highest practicable level of Health and Safety control in all areas of the Company’s operations.”


To this end the Company will ensure that:

a. risks and hazards shall be minimised to prevent any impact on its employees, contractors and other parties;

b. adequate precautions are taken to prevent ill health, injuries, incidents, damage to its employees, contractors and other parties;

c. the provisions of applicable legislation, as well as the Health & Safety Management System, are complied with; and

d. there is reasonable protection of persons against ill health

Occupational Health and Safety Objectives


To achieve our goals it is necessary to:


  • Train our employees in Occupational Health and Safety issues so as to:
    • ensure competence in the workplace; -
    • be aware of the potential hazards implicit in their work activities; and
    • be aware of their scope of authority in terms of Occupational Health and Safety control.


  • Manage Occupational Health & Safety to acceptable standards
  • Enforce Health & Safety measures with discipline in the workplace
  • Protect the public and persons other than Company employees from Health and Safety hazards associated with our work




  • Achievement of these objectives is, and will be, the responsibility of all management structures
  • Duties will further be assigned to Company personnel with the aim of managing Safety, Health and Environmental procedures
  • The commitment of Management and Employees to these objectives will ensure high standards of Occupational Health & Safety control


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