Our financial capital includes the equity investments of our shareholders; internal cash flows generated within the business; and debt raised from financial institutions.
We are not merely driving for short-term growth and goals but are mindful and agile to make our decisions from a long-term perspective. To ensure a sustainable top-line, due investments are made in our manufacturing and intellectual capital to bring to our customers the quality products that we are recognised for; human and social capital for the well-being and empowerment of our employees and our local communities; and natural capital for promoting environmentally responsible measures across our operations. These investments are made in a carefully balanced and calibrated manner to further achieve financial goals and objectives.
Complementing our top-line approach, we are focussed on managing our costs optimally. We are prudent in our treasury and cash flow management – ensuring adequate liquidity, reducing our cost of funds, and maintaining healthy gearing levels. We are also conscientious in applying effective risk management practices into our corporate decision-making process along with internal controls to bring the necessary checks and balances to our operations. This enables us to optimise value creation against a dynamic business landscape and strategically plan, scale-up and consolidate our operations to deliver on our goals from a long-term perspective.