Eskom’s mandate is to provide electricity in
an efficient and sustainable manner, including its generation, transmission, and
distribution and sales. Eskom is a critical and strategic contributor to the
South African government’s goal of security of electricity supply in the country
as well as economic growth and prosperity.
Sustainable power for a better future.
sustainable electricity solutions to grow the economy and improve the quality of
life of the people in South Africa and the region.
To stabilise the business and to re-energise for longer
term sustainability and growth.
Dimensions of Sustainability
In order to give effect to Eskom’s strategy
and deliver on its mandate, Eskom aims to ensure that the organisation is
sustainable along eight dimensions. The Eight Dimensions of Sustainability aim
to stabilise and sustain the organisation in the short, medium to long term and
they are the foundation to Eskom’s operations.
The purpose of this dimension is to move
Eskom to a state where its rate of return on assets is equal to the cost of
capital. It is also to ensure that Eskom remains a going concern, is able to
meet its short-term liquidity requirements
and service its long-term debt and financial
This dimension aims to deliver effective and
efficient operations of all current assets of the value chain throughout their
lifespan. This includes successful implementation of the Generation
Sustainability strategy and improving current performance levels with
Transmission, Distribution and Customer Services.
This dimension seeks to ensure renewed focus
on delivering all capital expansion projects on time, within budget and to the
right quality, as well as to manage contractor risks and cost increases through
lessons learnt in the current build programme.
4. Revenue and
The purpose is to stimulate an optimised
sales profile which supports SA’s economic growth through Eskom’s focus on
achieving value-added market growth and aptly serviced, loyal customers.
and Climate Change Sustainability:
This dimension aims to address the linkages
between environmental management and operational sustainability. It includes
environmental impact assessments, air quality, land and biodiversity, water and
Eskom will recruit, develop, and retain
appropriately skilled, committed, engaged and accountable employees in line with
Group Human Resources mandate to partner and empower Eskom
and Social Sustainability:
The purpose of this dimension is to support
economic development and transformation in South Africa and to focus on core
development objectives. This includes the activities of the Eskom Development
Foundation (the Foundation) which continues to implement Eskom’s Corporate
Social Investment mandate to promote transformation and social
8. Building a
The aim is to improve Eskom’s overarching
current reputation and position the organisation as a key driver for economic
Safety and Security will
continue to be the foundation for all our operations and are key to Eskom's