This is atrocious. One Ronald Davids Labour Services has gone out and issued this "self-assessed BEE" certificate for Worcester Voorsieners. As far as I can see Worcester Voorsieners as using this as their BEE scorecard, in all likelihood they have been informed by Ronald Davids Labour Services that this is acceptable. And then, after bullshitting the client, Ronald Davids Labour Services puts this disclaimer at the bottom
Ronald Davids Labour Services provided independent B-BBEE expertise and assistant management in compiling this Self Assessment Scorecard. Ronald Davids Labour Services cannot be held accountable for any wrongful information given by the employer.
And "Ronald Davids Labour Services is a "Proud member of NABC"
There are myriad problems with this.
Rob informed us on the 31st of July, 2009 that only SANAS-accredited BEE certificates issued after 1 Feb 2010 would be acceptable. He did give people like me and Ronald Davies a break in that certificates issued on the 31st of Jan, 2010 would remain valid until the 30th of Jan, 2011 This certificate was "issued" in June 2011 and certainly purports to be a certificate because it has an expiry date.. Ronald Davids are well behind the times here.
It's a violation of a variety of the regulations contained in the NABC constitution – especially 1.E To insist upon a high standard of professional behaviour on the part of members and to preserve and maintain the integrity and status of the BEE consulting sector, to take any steps which may be thought necessary to stop or prevent dishonourable or harmful conduct and practices by members.
Whilst I cannot be sure of this – I am very sure that Worcestor Voorsieners paid Ronald Davids something for this abomination.
Now to get onto Ronald Davids likely defences
There is no legal requirement to produce a proper BEE certificate (SANAS or IRBA). True – but no one is going to accept your certificate. Your client loses here
The NABC is toothless, has no power etc. Probably right, I believe they are a waste of time (although their website is actually very good), and that's why I didn't join them. But what you've done here is quite unethical.
I consulted to them and then produced the certificate as a guideline. That's just not good enough – this is very clearly a certificate and seems to be used as such. If you want to make sure that you don't embarrass yourself or your clients then produce a report without a scorecard certificate. I also don't care if the client asked for this – it's poor consulting to issue something that has no value whatsoever.
I really thought that we'd moved beyond this abominable conduct. As usual the afflicted are given a right of reply which will be posted on this blog.