May 30, 2017

NATIVE VML – A proud Level 1 BBBEE Agency

NATIVE VML is delighted to announce that the agency has earned a Level 1 BBBEE Contributor certification. Since inception in 2010, the agency has worked tirelessly to ensure not only that it produces work that is purpose-driven, but that it proactively participates in the transformation of the industry.  

"We are firm believers in Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment and the dream of creating a truly equitable society for all South Africans, regardless of race or gender," says Jason Xenopoulos, NATIVE VML, Chief Executive Officer. "We have tried to embrace this dream in numerous ways, focusing on training, skills development, and employment equity, doing what we can to redress the imbalances of the past."

The agency, via its NATIVE Academy, has implemented various initiatives which are intensively focused on skills development through: 

  • Creating various learnership and internship opportunities for young black talent entering the workforce
  • Establishment of the NATIVE VML Foundation that supports various charitable organisations
  • Extensive enterprise and supplier development of black-owned SMEs

"No matter how much we do, though, it never feels like enough. There is still a significant amount of work to be done in transforming all levels of our business, but it is extremely gratifying to be rewarded for our efforts to date with a LEVEL 1 BBBEE status. We are proud to have achieved this rating and we are excited to work with clients who recognise the importance of this accomplishment," concludes Xenopoulos.