This report forms part of our annual suite of reports and covers the 12-month period from July 2014 to June 2015. The previous reporting period was July 2013 to June 2014. The information reported covers all activities of Foodcorp Proprietary Limited (Foodcorp), Rainbow Farms Proprietary Limited (Rainbow), TSB RSA Proprietary Limited (TSB) and Vector Logistics Proprietary Limited (Vector) for the stated periods which are considered relevant to its stakeholders.

The report has drawn on the Sustainability Reporting Guidelines developed by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), as well as the criteria of the Sustainability Reporting Index (SRI) of the JSE Limited. The criteria have been used for guidance only, with the reporting predominantly focusing on issues that are specifically material to RCL FOODS’ business and stakeholder base.

The target audience for this report is all stakeholders that have an interest in the activities of RCL FOODS, with particular emphasis on shareholders, customers, consumers, employees and suppliers.


We have implemented various management systems, some of them independently verified, that provide a platform for managing the Group’s economic, social and environmental practices as indicated in the pages that follow. Although our sustainability performance and reporting have not been independently assured for the year, a significant portion of the information in this report is independently verified though compliance structures such as the ISO Standards, the Carbon Disclosure Project and others. The Board has relied on internal assurance providers with regard to the reliability of sustainability reporting in the integrated report. Independent assurance will be included on the Board’s agenda for the 2016 financial year.