The group believes in the value of partnership and actively participates in selected membership organisations. The group has been a full member of the ETI since 2017 and maintained Improver Stage in the last reporting cycle. Other membership organisations include the National Credit Retail Federation (NCRF), the South Africa Sustainable Cotton Cluster (SCC), the Kwazulu-Natal Clothing and Textiles Cluster (KZN CTC) and Proudly SA.
As a member of the NCRF, the group has played an active role in the development of the 2030 Retail-CTFL Master Plan and has committed to increase competitively produced products in South Africa over the next 10 years. The group CEO serves as a member of the Executive Oversight Committee, chaired by the minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Minister Ebrahim Patel. In addition, the group allocated key resources to support implementation, as the Retail-CTFL Master Plan aligns to the group’s objective to build a sustainable and competitive value chain.
The group’s long-term partnership with The Clothing Bank, an economic empowerment project, addresses excess merchandise and has the environmental benefit of prolonging product usage. The group is an active member of the National Retail Association which facilitates representation and participation in discussions of national interest.