Local and Sustainable Food
Supporting sustainable and humane farming, promoting access to healthy, low impact, local, seasonal and organic diets, and reducing food waste.
As part of Singita’s approach of supporting adjacent communities, the company sources as much food as it can locally and supports the initiation of projects that can further increase local sourcing. The lodges place great emphasis on their farm-to-table approach. The use of fresh, seasonal produce is one of the most important elements of the enticing daily menus. This produce is sourced from local farmers who have grown and developed their farming skills through the continuous support and long-term relationship with Singita. As high levels of meat consumption are detrimental to the environment, local educational programs will look at including the benefits of balanced diets and animal protein substitutes.
Local and Sustainable FoodSustainability
Bioregional – One Planet Living
Singita’s sustainability partner – Bioregional – champions better and more sustainable ways to live, work and do business. Founded as a charity and social enterprise, the London-based consultancy reviews and advises us on our sustainability journey and has helped to ensure that Singita is recognised as a global leader.
Bioregional’s One Planet Living sustainability framework comprises ten guiding principles and its detailed goals were developed together with WWF. Backed by science and many years of hands-on experience, this highly flexible framework helps organisations around the world achieve their vision of a brighter, better future.
Singita Serengeti adopted the framework in 2012 and since 2016, all our properties have been committed to its principles. It serves as a basis for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, saving water, improving waste management and recycling, having a positive impact on local economies and conserving precious natural resources. These sustainability principles are critical to the fulfilment of Singita’s 100-year purpose, and drive us towards our goal of being a completely carbon-neutral operation.