PPE Technologies has embarked on the Yes4Youth initiative which assists the company with B-BBEE.

The YES programme encourages corporates to contribute to empowerment in areas of national priority – addressing youth unemployment and upskilling the youth through job placement. The Yes programme focuses on the employability of the youth for economic prosperity. And facilitating SA’s youth to gain work experience through employment placement. Only individuals who meet the below criteria are eligible for participation under the YES Initiative recognition: are between the ages of 18 and 35 and meet the definition of “Black.” The workplace experience for eligible employees needs to cover a full 12-month period.

B-BBEE recognition will only be applicable for the creation of jobs under the YES initiative for eligible employees who are unemployed at the time of registering with the YES initiative. YES measured entities must commit to ensuring a quality work experience is provided to the eligible employee in, so far as the entity is able to provide it. The 12-month quality workplace experience is monitored by the YES programme officials to ensure a consistent national standard. YES measured entities engaging eligible employees in positions are subject to South African legislation governing Basic Conditions of Employment and Working Conditions.

The Youth Employment Service (YES) is to provide for, and institute, Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) recognition for YES measured entities and qualification criteria applicable to the B-BBEE recognition for job creation. B-BBEE recognition will only be awarded to YES measured entities that have registered with the YES non-profit company.