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 urban offices play a major role in achieving our overall purpose to preserve and protect large areas of African wilderness for future generations. We achieve this through continued efforts to reduce our ecological footprint and to improve conditions for our people, and those in neighbouring communities.
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. We aim to embed One Planet thinking throughout our operations so that it becomes a natural part of how we conduct business, strategise, build new properties, and create guest experiences. All our teams strive to operate our lodges and urban offices in a sustainable manner, applying the two focus areas of Care for Planet and Care for People.
Comprises seven principles to reduce our negative impact and improve the areas in which we operate, thus contributing to a sustainable natural environment.
Comprises three principles to enhance the fair and equitable treatment of people while actively improving conditions for our people and those in neighboring communities.
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…
Protecting and restoring biodiversity and creating new natural habitats through good land use and integration into the built environment. As this is such a significant aspect of Singita’s operations, this principle is separately managed under the umbrella of Biodiversity by our environmental teams. For our approach and details of these initiatives visit the Biodiversity…
Respecting and reviving local identity, wisdom, and culture; encouraging the involvement of people in shaping their community and creating a new culture of sustainability. As this is such a significant aspect of Singita’s operations, this principle is predominantly managed under the umbrella of Community by our community partnerships teams. Discover more about our community programs…
"Singita sees sustainable development as not only measuring its success on financial performance, but on our environmental and community performance too. Our long-term goals are to meet the needs of our consumer and guest without sacrificing the future needs of conservation and community development.”
Installation of water bottling plants in 2014 to 2016 reduced the purchase of plastic bottled water by 95%, thus saving 67,540 plastic bottles from our waste stream80%
Sabora solar installation resulted in 80% reduction in generator use comparing 2016 to 2015