Transnet Online Integrated Report 2018

Market Demand Strategy (MDS) themes
  • Financial sustainability
  • Capacity creation and maintenance
  • Market segment competitiveness
  • Operational excellence
  • Human capital
  • Organisational readiness
  • Sound governance and ethics
  • Constructive stakeholder relations
  • Sustainable developmental outcomes
Sustainable Developmental Outcomes (SDOs)
  • Employment
  • Skills development
  • Industrial capability building
  • Investment leveraged
  • Regional integration
  • Transformation
  • Health and safety
  • Community development
  • Environmental stewardship
The Capitals
  • Financial Capital
  • Manufactured Capital
  • Intellectual Capital
  • Human Capital
  • Social and Relationship Capital

Managing stakeholder relationships

The Multi-Stakeholder Perception Survey


Results of the 2017 Multi-StakeholderPerception Survey

Results from the 2017 Multi-Stakeholder Perception Survey indicated that Transnet’s brand and reputation had been severely compromised during the reporting year due to a lack of proactive stakeholder engagement and a perceived lack of transparency and accountability relating to material stakeholder issues. Allegations of corruption, together with community demonstrations, fatalities and customer concerns around capacity and delivery have contributed to negative perceptions with some stakeholders.

It is apparent from the survey results, coupled with media reports, that Transnet must radically improve its engagement with both internal and external stakeholders. This will require more active and regular consultation, involvement and communication. Inaddition to improving stakeholder engagements, we need toaddress the core of these issues, be they ethical or related toperformance.

The 2018 Integrated Report attempts to address some of the key issues raised: firstly, by openly acknowledging concerns or allegations and secondly, by sharing our responses to these issues. While ongoing internal legal investigations for some of the allegations may prevent us from concluding on these issues at the time of publishing this report, we are, at the very least, able to share our mechanisms for handling them.

Key issues/concerns impacting stakeholders during the reporting period

Based on the combined perspective of ‘relevance’ and ‘importance’ of material stakeholder issues, the top 24 material issues have been identified for discussion in the 2018 Integrated Report. These issues are further represented in this report as part of the 2018 ‘material aspects inforgraphic’ and clustered together with the other material issues arising from Transnet’s mandate, business context, and the SDOs.