SRK rates in consulting engineering’s big five

Vis Reddy, Managing Director, SRK Consulting SA

Vis Reddy, Managing Director, SRK Consulting SA

10 March 2017 – Johannesburg: SRK Consulting SA has been rated in the top five companies in South Africa’s consulting engineering (mining and infrastructure) segment in the recent Top 500 Companies Awards.

The awards survey over 3,000 businesses and honour those who excel in their sectors in terms of best practice standards as well as implementing strong social, empowerment and development policies.

Conducted by Topco Media and the University of Cape Town’s Development Policy Research Unit, the survey singles out the five top firms in each of 100 different economic segments; the top 500 companies currently have a collective turnover of R3,5 trillion.

Being ranked so highly among peers was gratifying and humbling, said SRK managing director Vis Reddy.

“We are certainly known as innovators and perfectionists in our efforts to create value for our clients’ businesses, and we work hard to stay at the cutting edge of what is an increasingly competitive and demanding field,” said Reddy. “It is also vital that business promotes equity and social transformation, so it is fitting that the awards recognise this in their adjudication.”

The Top 500 Awards consider employment profiles and diversity in management and control, as well as commitment to corporate social investment, employment equity and skill development. As an independent network of consulting engineers and scientists, SRK is owned and managed by its staff and invests significantly in fostering talent in a culture of excellence.

Reddy said the growing social, environmental, financial and legal pressures on industry have led SRK to broaden its expertise over the decades from its mining base into fields including: civil engineering and infrastructure; water and waste; environmental management, social impact and governance; and the energy sector, including renewables. The SRK approach is to integrate all aspects of project success to optimise opportunities and manage risk.

About SRK Consulting

SRK Consulting is a leader in natural resource and development solutions, providing independent technical advice and services through over 45 offices in 20 countries, on six continents. With an African presence in Cameroon, and practices in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana and South Africa, the global group employs more than 1,400 professionals internationally in a range of engineering, scientific, environmental and social disciplines.