Sustainability at Singita Volcanoes National Park
All our conservation work, including this project, is born of our love for Africa and our need to protect it. Become a part of preserving Africa’s legacy for future generations.
According to Dr. Andrea Ferry, Singita’s Sustainability lead, “every element of the build was carefully researched and considered, from the local bricks and volcanic rock used to build the walls, to the mechanical ventilation system which draws in fresh air to ventilate and cool the rooms, eliminating the need for carbon-heavy air conditioning. Skylights, double-glazed windows, and wall and roof insulation are some of the other features that reduce energy consumption. Steel frame structures have reduced the use of environmentally detrimental concrete by up to 50%; heat pump and solar water heater hybrid systems provide underfloor heating, domestic hot water and pool heating; and the landscaping strictly makes use of native plant species.”
Sustainable operations across all our lodges and camps play a major role in achieving our overall purpose to preserve and protect large areas of African wilderness for future generations. Singita Volcanoes National Park and the 178 acres of land on which it is located sets an industry-wide benchmark for lodge design and sustainability.
It also reaffirms our commitment to reduce our ecological footprint, meet the needs and improve the well-being of our staff, guests and neighbouring communities.
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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.