Some positions at Sasol's operations may become redundant, the
listed petro-chemicals giant said on Friday.
Its optimisation plans might include introducing new
organisational structures, simplifying work processes to gain
better efficiencies, and in some instances closing some operations,
it told Sapa in response to questions about its Secunda operations.
"While efforts to minimise job losses are paramount... the
current review process may result in some positions becoming
redundant," it said.
"In the event that jobs are affected, several mitigating
measures are being planned which would include creating capacity
for the redeployment of affected people."
While reviewing these mitigating measures, Sasol would continue
consulting its employees and their labour representatives.
It said the company last year initiated steps to manage and
counter the impact of the global economic crisis on its business.
"Focusing on the fundamentals of improving operational and
business performance and the conservation of cash, the actions aim
to ensure the company's long term strategy remains in place,
despite the short term challenges."
Sasol spokesperson Nothemba Noruwana could not at this stage
elaborate on the number of positions which could be affected.