In our efforts to become a leading and admired provider of premium products to niche markets, we have assumed the responsibility of running our business in accordance with the highest technical, ethical, social and environmental practices. Our organisation and processes are regularly audited by independent, internationally recognised auditing companies such as SAI Global. All our facilities comply with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9002, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) 1033:2007, as well as the quality benchmarks set by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS).
In addition, both Meatco’s export abattoirs in the capital, Windhoek, and in the town of Okahandja hold an ‘A’ grading in terms of the internationally recognised British Retail Consortium (BRC) Standards. The BRC measures ethical and fair practices, animal welfare, and corporate social responsibility, as well as technical and operational factors in food production. Both our abattoirs and manufacturing facilities are EU-certified and are regularly subjected to EU audits.
The Corporation is also subject to various audits by our clients.
The heart of Meatco’s business is, of course, its cattle producers. We act as a value-adding and marketing operation on behalf of producers and pass the value gained from various markets back to them through the producer price paid for cattle.