Profile

Bidvest Top Turf is a multi-disciplinary Greens Services company, boasting a Level 2 BEE rating and providing quality horticultural and recreational solutions to the client’s needs. It has a highly focussed mission, well developed culture and has the capabilities to be considered the preferred supplier for a wide range of specialised horticultural projects. Apart from operating throughout Southern Africa, Bidvest Top Turf has off-shore operations in the Indian Ocean Islands and has worked in West Africa, Malta and Malaysia.

Vision

Our vision sees vibrant and sustainable environments which guarantees a green future for all.

Mission

Our mission is to provide a platform for passionate change makers to positively impact the world through imagining, creating, and maintaining, sustainable green spaces.

Values

We are committed to creating sustainable jobs, empowering our people and encouraging Ubuntu in all that we do.

We are committed to reducing waste and pollution, encouraging the use of indigenous plants and using environmentally friendly inputs.

We are committed to operating with integrity, eliminating financial wastage and encouraging creativity in our stakeholders.

Proud Members Of:

SALI was formed in 1984 by a group of landscapers who believed that the true potential of the landscaping industry could only be realized if landscapers showed unity, produced excellent work and worked with professionalism and integrity.  Over the years SALI has grown consistently and remains the only standards body, national representative and voice for landscaping professionals in South Africa.

LIA (Landscape Irrigation Association), formerly known as the TIA, was formed in 1983. From humble beginnings in Gauteng, it has become the nationally recognised mouthpiece of the landscape irrigation industry.

The primary objective of the Association is to improve and uphold professionalism and standards in the industry. To this end a comprehensive Code of Conduct and Code of Standards has been compiled. The standards are benchmarked against the best global standards and are continually expanded and updated to keep pace with technological advances in the industry.

SAGIC (South African Green Industries Council) is a vibrant, fast-growing umbrella organisation representing the green industry in South Africa. Its primary objectives are to represent the green industry, defend best practice, facilitate issues of national interest pertaining to the green industry, organise and market combined networking opportunities, and to promote good gardening practices. SAGIC is made up of various disciplines which are major employers of people and the suppliers of products and services into the green market place.

TRACK RECORD

We have been responsible for the implementation and management of numerous prestigious and high profile projects. Listing all of these projects would serve no real purpose but a few will be described as examples. Bidvest Top Turf participates in the Annual Awards of Excellence competition held by the South African Landscapers Institute (SALI) and has won numerous awards since their inception in 1988. We have to date won the Premier Award for the best overall entry of that year on 4 occasions.

Resort Landscape Projects

The best known projects are the landscaping to the Sun City complex and the Gardens of the Lost City. Bidvest Top Turf has been involved with the landscaping of this Resort from day one and the total value of the work completed to date stands at over R100 000 000-00.

Bidvest Top Turf has been responsible for the construction and maintenance of all the landscaping, irrigation installation, golf course construction, indoor plants and fauna.

Other major landscapes include the Resorts of Sun International, Peermont Global, Sun Resorts, Naiade Resorts, Four Seasons Hotels and various other prestigious clients. A comprehensive list is available on request.

Commercial Landscape Projects

These types of projects include:

  • Factory sites
  • Office parks
  • Industrial parks
  • Housing estates
  • Golfing estates
  • Rehabilitation projects

The most prestigious job in this category was the preparation of the gardens for the inauguration of Nelson Mandela as President of South Africa. Bidvest Top Turf was also involved in a tree planting programme at Mr Mandela’s country farm.

OFF SHORE OPERATIONS

  • Swaziland (Current)
  • Mauritius (Current)
  • Botswana (Current)
  • Comores
  • Seychelles
  • Lesotho
  • Maldives
  • Sao Tomé
  • Malaysia
  • Morocco
  • Zambia
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SUSTAINABILITY CHARTER

We are mindful of the fact that Planet Earth is a finite resource which has to be responsibly managed in order to sustain itself into the future. As a small group of guardians of this resource, Bidvest Top Turf and its stakeholders are committed to making the following practical contributions to sustainability.

CORPORATE

  • We will aim at moderate sustainable financial returns.
  • We will strive to eliminate financial wastage.
  • We will encourage creativity in all our stakeholders.
  • We will have integrity as our core value.

SOCIAL

  • We will create as many sustainable jobs as possible.
  • We will encourage our staff to earn a sustainable wage.
  • We will run a Personal Development Programme.
  • We will encourage Ubuntu amongst all people.

ENVIRONMENTAL

  • We will encourage the health of the environments in which we work.
  • We will reduce waste and pollution.
  • We will encourage the use of indigenous plants and ecological systems.
  • We will use only environmentally friendly inputs.

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

We are a multidisciplinary Green Services company providing our customers with quality horticultural and related recreational solutions. Our environmental policy is endorsed by management and all our employees, and includes:

  • A commitment to continuous improvement in our environmental performance.
  • Complying with legislation as a minimum level of performance.
  • Educating and training our employees, as well as contractors in environmental issues and the environmental effects of their activities.
  • Regularly monitoring progress and reviewing our environmental performance.
  • Using water and energy efficiently.
  • Phasing out the use of hazardous chemicals with biodegradable substitutes, where possible.
  • Implementing the hierarchy of waste to avoid and minimise the generation of wastes and only disposing to the environment as a last resort.
  • Using sustainable raw materials, such as timber from managed forests and recycled items.
  • Composting biodegradable wastes for soil enrichment.
  • Managing transport to minimise our contribution to greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Maintaining and enhancing biodiversity.
  • Assisting our customers to minimise the effects of their greenhouse emission by assisting them to establish carbon dioxide sinks.
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