Using water efficiently. Designing to avoid local issues such as flooding, drought and watercourse pollution.
Water scarcity is a significant risk facing the world. Our business depends on healthy water systems to sustain life in the wilderness areas in which we operate and to supply our tourism operations. The first step in assessing healthy water systems and appropriate consumption is knowing how much we are using. Singita is constantly improving its water monitoring and measurement systems, including consistent monitoring of the health of the boreholes and aquifers which supply us. Therefore, we strive to limit leakage, use water efficiently in operations, and return it to the natural system unpolluted.
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.