The rated entity is able to significantly increase the source of income for the beneficiary by providing new or expanded contracts. Supplier development has the potential to ease one of the most critical restrictions for small businesses: market access. Guaranteed contracts are often an essential condition for financing; Participation in a supplier development program often provides funding opportunities for recipients. At least 25% of the cost of turnover, excluding labour costs and depreciation, must be collected by local producers or suppliers in South Africa, with the cost of labour for the service sector included, but limited to 15%. Measured companies are encouraged to develop and implement a supplier development plan and implement SD contributions to companies that are already part of the current supplier chain of the measured company (ME). .