Integrated Report 2021

Creating sustainable value

Creating sustainable value through our commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen delivering products, services and solutions that generate sustainable outcomes.

Our people
  Our people  

Our 7 998* talented employees working in Africa, Australia, Europe, Mongolia, Russia and the United Kingdom make it possible for Barloworld to deliver on its ambition.


Through our focus on a high-performance culture, recognising and rewarding winning behaviours, talent management, and diversity and inclusion, we are able to add value to our employees by providing them with growth opportunities and thus contribute to a more inclusive society.

By providing our employees with a wellness programme and taking steps to keep them safe during the Covid-19 pandemic, we are contributing to the quality of life of our employees and their families.

* Continuing operations
our customers
Our relationships with our customers, who make it possible for us to achieve our ambition of delivering top quartile shareholder returns, are a key focus at Barloworld. It is our ambition to delight our customers by delivering products, services and solutions that generate sustainable outcomes for them.
our customers
  Our people  

Through our commitment to driving economic inclusion by investing in our enterprise and supplier development programme, discretionary procurement from disadvantaged communities and building resilient communities, we are enabling growth and progress in society and contributing to UN SDGs 8 and 10.

Barloworld is also committed to protecting the internationally proclaimed human rights of its employees and the communities in which it operates.

our customers The financial capital our shareholders provide as well as our ability to maintain a strong balance sheet and reduce our operating costs, have made it possible for Barloworld to achieve acquisitive growth, a resilient performance and return value to shareholders in the form of increasing net asset value (NAV), dividends and share price.
our customers   Through enduring, value-creating partnerships, some spanning over 90 years, Barloworld has been able to create sustainable value for both its shareholders and its partners.
our customers   Barloworld complies with the legislation and regulations of the countries in which we operate. We recognise that regulation and good governance are key contributors to a healthy economy, which in turn contributes to the prosperity of all.
our customers   Through the taxes we pay and our investment in socio-economic development, we contribute to the economic and social development of the countries in which we operate. We engage with local and national government through organised business forums to shape the development of policies and regulations.