Our people are integral to maintaining the Kambuku philosophy. The word Kambuku is derived from Tsonga and means great tusker, referring to an elephant bull, whose characteristics of tenacity and loyalty sum up PPC's value-based management philosophy.
This PPC 'way of life' creates a healthy, rewarding and satisfying working environment - one in which everyone has the opportunity to contribute to our success and their own development, and to be recognised for excellence.
The Kambuku initiative with its focus on employee value creation was introduced 10 years ago. It has entrenched a high-performance culture across PPC based on employee engagement, growth and strong values, underpinning the way PPC does business. To maintain the passion and commitment of our people, it is important to continuously provide clear direction and realignment of our organisation's systems to current and future business challenges.
To ensure sustainable business performance in a challenging environment, the Kambuku value-creation model is continually reviewed and strengthened.
The Kambuku enrichment initiative aims to establish a strong foundation to continuously empower employees and facilitate their growth. It also provides opportunities to advance individual mentoring and coaching skills, foster a greater understanding of PPC's REAL (relevant, empowered, actualised and lasting) transformation philosophy, and enhance the ability of managers to inspire employees in a diverse environment.
Ultimately, this enrichment initiative aims to increase the ability and effectiveness of team members through broad-based skills that ensure continuous improvement.
For the past decade, Team PPC has embraced the processes and principles of Kambuku to develop a world-class operation, founded on passion, commitment, innovation and teamwork.
As part of this process, our organisational performance model sets the benchmark for internal standards, systems and processes that facilitate employee engagement and participation. The effectiveness of each element in the model is measured annually.