Using sustainable and healthy products, such as those with low embodied energy, sourced locally, and made from renewable or waste resources.
This principle applies to every material resource we use in our business – from items used in daily operations to construction materials for new lodges. We strive to procure locally, not only to reduce carbon miles but also to support local economies. We are conscious of the environmental impact of the materials used in the resources that support our operations. An example of this is the group-wide rollout of a local, organic and environmentally friendly range of in-room guest toiletries to replace the previous imported, non-organic brand.
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.