Our Quality Policy
The South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors (SAFCEC) is a registered Employers Organisation, constituted in terms of the Labour Relations Act, 1995 SS 95-111 and the SAFCEC constitution as amended. As such it is a “not for gain” Forum registered by the Registrar at the Department of Labour. Founded in 1939, SAFCEC has been a leading voice and a single point of contact into the civil engineering sector when advocating for legislative and best practice developments that may affect its members in the civil engineering contracting sector.
SAFCEC regards its members as one of its most valuable assets and is therefore dedicated to establishing and meeting the needs and expectations of its members in a planned, systematic, ethical, professional and cost effective manner that is timeous and to continuously strive to improve the way in which this is accomplished. SAFCEC is fully committed to managing its services to the highest possible standards and in accordance with the requirements of the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Standard and use this system as a framework for establishing and reviewing its quality objectives, in pursuit of its Quality Service promise.
To be the leading construction industry representative body in South Africa.
Promote the image of the civil engineering construction industry by enabling members to deliver a professional construction service and encourage them to take care of their employees’ safety and welfare, the environment and the community thus providing a foundation for our country’s development.
v Restoring and protecting the inherent human dignity of every employee or person.
v Caring for the safety and welfare of every employee.
v Caring for the environment and communities in all areas of operations.
v Being alive to the triple challenges facing the country, i.e. unemployment, poverty and inequality.
v Generally inculcating and practicing the values of UBUNTU in all spheres of operations.
v Upholding all the values enshrined in the Bill of Rights of the RSA Constitution
v A unified voice for the civil engineering industry.
v Synergy of efforts to continuously professionalize the industry
v Promoting and maintaining industrial peace and stability through collective bargaining and dispute resolution mechanism.
v Establishing sustainable mutually beneficial relationships with strategic stakeholders.
v Generally striving and advocating for consensus-based solutions.
v Serving members' best “legitimate” interests.
v Demographic representation of all members irrespective of company size, gender or race
v Transformed management and decision-making structures at all levels.
v Consultation with and participation by employees on critical issues affecting them.
v Promoting and honoring the rule of law, SAFCEC constitution and code of conduct, and good corporate governance.
v Transparency, openness and accountability.
SAFCEC's Strategy is based on Five Cornerstones, namely:
Actively striving to enable our members in delivering construction services to their clients in a professional manner.
We encourage our members to take care of the safety and welfare of their employees, the environment and community.
We encourage continuous development in providing knowledge to our members.
We promote a fair and equitable business environment in which our members can conduct their business in a credible manner.
We provide a foundation for the development of our members to enable them to grow in the industry.