Letter from the Chairman of the social, ethics and sustainability committee
“ I am pleased to present Motus’ ﬁrst ESG report. While we have been reporting our sustainability performance for a number of years, this year, we have responded to the escalating stakeholder expectations of business – which in essence is to harmonise the interests of all relevant stakeholders in the pursuit of proﬁt-making.”View chairman’s letter
Johnson (JJ) Njeke
Chairman of the SES committee
Operating in an environmentally conscious and responsible manner
Electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid vehicles are the future, with well-established vehicle manufacturers and new entrants introducing these offerings to their product portfolios.
As an importer and dealer representative of original equipment manufacturer (OEMs) products, we have limited inﬂuence on EV and hybrid vehicle production. We also have limited inﬂuence in terms of changing national policy and infrastructure (charging stations and a stable supply of power) needed in South Africa to support these offerings; however, Motus acknowledges that its business of selling vehicles that produce emissions has a major impact on the environment, and we engage with our stakeholders to ﬁnd solutions.
Providing business informed people practices and frameworks
Our people continue to respond to the challenges brought about by COVID-19 with integrity, agility and an unbreakable entrepreneurial spirit, contributing to Motus’ resilience and ability to navigate these uncertain times.
Our leadership team has demonstrated strength and ﬂexibility, and has leveraged its years of collective experience to remain focused on doing what is right for the short term while not forgetting our medium- to long-term strategies.
Demonstrating consistently ethical business conduct
We strive to operate as a well-governed and ethical company and take decisive action when matters relating to unbecoming conduct are brought to our attention. The trust that original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), customers and other stakeholders place in us is an outcome of reliability, which requires consistent integrity. This trust is also key to our ability to continue to grow.
Motus at a glance
Motus is a competitive and profitable non-manufacturing automotive group in sub-Saharan Africa, with select businesses beyond the continent.