How we performed in 2017

In 2017, we extended the progress made in recent years to use new technologies, processes and management methods to improve our overall performance.

Financial performance

  • 27%  
         
    Rest of Africa trading profit up, now at 64% of total group trading profit
  • 2%
    Decrease in group revenue

  • Headline earnings per share up
    15%



  • Net impairments of
    R668
    million

  • Net finance
    costs down
    19%

  • Gearing reduced from 49% to
    45%

    Earnings per share down

    86%

    due to once-off capital
    profit of R1.3 billion in the prior year


Social and environmental performance

  • Reduced
    water
    consumption
    23%
  • Achieved safety rate of
    0.41
    compared to our tolerance level of 0.40



63 000
tonnes of glass
recycled

  • Nampak apprenticeships increased by 19% to
    210

  • Reduction
    7%   Reduction
    in CO2
    emissions
  • R9.7
    million
    spent on corporate social investment