Three elements of the Codes are considered Core Pillars. They are:
2. Skills Development; and
3. Enterprise and Supplier Development which is further made up of
- Preferential Procurement;
- Enterprise Development; and
- Supplier Development.
These Priority Elements each have a target score. If a company does not achieve 40% of the target in each of these elements – and in each of the three sub-elements of Enterprise and Supplier Development – the company will be discounted one empowerment level.
The 40% of target minimum score is referred to as a Sub-Minimum. It ensures that companies do not achieve an acceptable score while neglecting a Priority Element (usually Ownership).