Reducing waste, reusing where possible, and ultimately sending zero waste to landfill.
Singita Lodges and urban offices are committed to operating in a way that reduces waste to landfill. These include waste reduction initiatives and recycling programs. Much of our recycling goes to community-run businesses, which in turn generates income for communities surrounding our reserves.
A successful group-wide project practically eliminated the use of plastic bottled water from our operations, saving thousands of bottles from entering the waste stream. Guests are provided with stainless steel or glass bottles which are filled from our in-house water filtering and bottling systems. We have been successful in reducing many other single-use plastics from the lodge operations more recently.
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.