AVI LIMITED is home to many of South Africa’s leading and best-loved brands.
Listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in the Food Products sector, and centred on the FMCG market, AVI’s extensive brand portfolio includes more than 50 brands. Our single-minded purpose is our brands growth and development.

Our brands span a range of categories including: hot beverages, sweet and savoury biscuits and snacks, frozen convenience foods, out-of-home ranges, personal care products, cosmetics, shoes, accessories, and fashion apparel.

AVI’s brands have grown into great South African favourites including: Five Roses, Freshpak, House of Coffees, Frisco, Koffiehuis and Ellis Brown in the Beverages category; Bakers, Pyotts, Baumann’s, Willards and Provita in the Biscuits and Snacks category; I&J in the Frozen Foods category; as well as Ciro, Lavazza and Douwe Egberts Cafitesse for the Out Of Home market.

Our beauty and personal care brands include Yardley, Lentheric and Coty

Great international and local Fashion Brands in the AVI stable include Spitz, Carvela, Kurt Geiger, Lacoste, Gant and Green Cross Shoes.

We have a well-developed shared services structure spanning: International, IT, Finance, Logistics, Marketing, Procurement and Field Marketing that allows us to take advantage of our scale.

With a turnover of R11.24 Billion in this last financial year, AVI’s brands are a household name in South Africa and growing every day.

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Corporate Governance

AVI Limited (AVI) is a public company incorporated in South Africa under the provisions of the Companies Act 61 of 1973, as amended, and is listed on the JSE Limited.

The Company’s Board of directors is committed to ensuring that the Company is governed appropriately and recognises the responsibility of AVI to conduct its affairs with prudence, transparency, accountability, fairness and in a socially responsible manner.

AVI complies with the principles of the Code of Corporate Practices and Conduct as recommended in the King Report on Corporate Governance in South Africa 2002, as well as with the spirit and form of the obligations that exist in terms of the JSE Listings Requirements. King III was published in September 2009 and became effective on 1 March 2010. AVI will take cognisance of the guidance provided by King III, and will incorporate improvements into the Group’s governance and management systems to the extent that they are practical and relevant to the Group and its stakeholders.

Sustainability

AVI considers its sustainability responsibilities under the following three broad categories:Ethics
– Ethics are at the foundation of an effective and sustainable organisation that must be able to operate without censure or compromise in the long term. Ethics are central to AVI’s culture, the behaviour of its employees and assist in establishing a willingness to accept and embrace broader issues in our society, forming the basis of AVI’s interactions with its stakeholders.

Scarce resources
– In order to ensure that future generations have access to the scarce resources on which AVI is reliant, and AVI’s viability is not compromised in the long term, the Group is intent on carefully managing those scarce resources relevant to its operation. In addition to managing the very specific risk relating to its hake fishing resources, AVI is committed to the application of sustainable practices across its operations.

Transformation and good corporate citizenship
– AVI recognises the social and economic imperative to embrace and support transformation in South Africa and to be regarded as a valuable participant in the South African economy and society. AVI also recognises the need to be, and to be seen as, a good corporate citizen that is desirable to do business with.

Code of Conduct & Ethics

As the AVI Group strives to achieve excellence in all of its endeavours, its undertaking to all stakeholders is that it will conduct its activities honestly and ethically and that it will be a good corporate citizen.

AVI believes that sound ethical practices and good corporate citizenship are not only appropriate, but will also ensure that its interests are best advanced in a sustainable manner.

AVI believes that an organisation and workplace that conducts itself ethically, with integrity and with the interests of the company at the forefront of our decisions and activities, will attract and retain employees of a similar outlook.

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