Sustainability at Singita

At Singita, a sustainable world is one in which people enjoy happy, healthy lives within their fair share of the earth’s resources, leaving space for wildlife and wilderness.

We recognise that sustainable operations across all our lodges and support offices play a major role in achieving our purpose to preserve and protect large areas of African wilderness for future generations.

We consistently strive to be more sustainable by doing all we can to reduce our ecological footprint and to improve the lives of our people, and those in neighbouring communities.

One Planet Action Plan

We aim to embed One Planet Living thinking throughout our operations so it becomes a natural part of how we conduct business, strategise, build new properties, and create guest experiences.

We are part of the international network of organisations using Bioregional’s One Planet Living framework. Our One Planet Action Plan has been endorsed by Bioregional as demonstrating leadership in One Planet Living.





Our Sustainability Partner

A number of years ago Singita recognized that a gap existed for a structured approach to sustainability and sought to find an external independent partner to assist in this endeavor. In 2012 Singita Grumeti became the first tourism partner within the international network of organizations operating under Bioregional UK's One Planet Living framework, joined in 2016 by Singita’s Southern African operations, making the collaboration group-wide. An initiative of Bioregional UK, One Planet Living is a framework of 10 principles, with goals and guidance that provide a clear and actionable route map to creating, implementing and monitoring a sustainability action plan.

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.

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Our conservation focus areas

Biodiversity

Singita’s commitment to restore, protect and enhance the biodiversity of close to 1 million acres of land across four African countries is driven by the conservation teams of our various local Trusts & Funds.
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“Singita’s ethos of ‘touching the earth lightly’ is no longer just a forward-thinking principle; it is imperative to our survival, and that of the land, wildlife and communities under our care.”

- Inge Kotze, General Manager Conservation