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Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore Hotel achieves Green leaf Standard

The Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore Hotel through their partnership with Green Leaf Sustainability Services and their Think Planet and Living Responsible Business initiatives has achieved the coveted Green Leaf Eco Standard Core Certification. Driven for sustainable change and environmental impact, the leadership at Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore embarked on the sustainability journey with the Green Leaf project to ensure that a lasting legacy remains in the region and that locals will be proud of the impact made by the group... Read More

Sanbona lodges achieve Green Leaf certification

“Three Lodges at the beautiful Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, which is part of the Shamwari Group, have achieved the Green Leaf™ Eco Standard.

Despite their remote location in the Karoo, South Africa, the certified lodges have committed to a sustainability journey by reducing their impact on the environment. Efforts have been led by a team of motivated individuals with strong environmental beliefs at heart reflected in the three lodges of Dwyka Tented Lodge, Gondwana Lodge and Tilney Manor. ”… Read More

First Radisson Blu hotel in Gauteng achieves Green Leaf certification

“The Radisson Blu Sandton in Johannesburg, Gauteng is the latest hotel in the Rezidor Hotel Group to achieve the Green Leaf™ Eco Standard. This newly built hotel includes the latest efficient technologies implemented to reduce the environmental impacts of the hotel and is complimented by the staff who have taken responsibility for the holistic energy management of the building.”… Read More

Park Inn Sandton achieves Green Leaf Eco Standard Certification

“Park Inn Hotel Sandton through their partnership with Green Leaf Sustainability Services and their Think Planet and Living Responsible programs has achieved the coveted Green Leaf™ Eco Standard Core Certification.

The Green Leaf™ Eco Standard is a global standard for measuring, managing and verifying sustainable business performance in an impartial manner. The Standard draws on the philosophy and 50-year track record in environmental leadership of its co-founder, the Wilderness Foundation. ”… Read More

The Three Cities – Gateway Hotel

“The Three Cities Gateway Hotel in Umhlanga, KwaZulu Natal, the flagship of the Three Cities environmental programme, has come a long way since the project began in 2012. This newly built hotel includes the latest efficient technologies implemented to reduce the environmental impacts of the hotel. It is complimented by the staff who have taken responsibility for the holistic energy management of the building, that has subsequently lead the hotel to achieve the Green Leaf™ Eco Standard Certification”… Read More

Preparing for Carbon Tax

“The South African government is proposing a carbon tax effective 1 January 2015 in response to the country's global commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 34% by 2020 and 42% by 2025. The global commitment alarmed the South African business community who feared that carbon tax would place too heavy a burden on an already strained economy.”… Read More

All hotels in the City Lodge Hotel Group achieve GLES certification

“The City Lodge Hotel brand within the City Lodge Hotel Group has been certified by the Green Leaf™ Eco Standard, acknowledging the significant improvements that have been made in the important areas of energy efficiency, water efficiency, waste management, responsible procurement and staff and guest awareness of environmental responsibility issues”… Read More

Sidestep the Greenwash

“To the average consumer’s eye, an item on a shop’s shelf which is painted in green colours and has a neat plant watermarked in the corner automatically evokes the perception that the product is environmentally-positive. Unfortunately, this is often misleading as marketers, and many businesses, have learnt the positive selling-power of so-called ‘greenwashing’.”… Read More

Enabling Sustainability – Certified Eco-labels

“In modern sustainability-conscious society, product manufacturers and service providers rely on the stamp of certified eco-labels to market and verify their commitment towards conservation of the broader environment. Unfortunately, not all that glitters is gold and the substance supporting some ‘eco-labels’ is based on misleading claims or shallow measures of sustainability. Fortunately, there are also many responsible organisations which reliably promote and facilitate sustainability certification and the onus is on consumers to separate the heroes from the con-artists. ’.”… Read More