Our Green Team

Our Green Team comprises of volunteers within and across the business who have come together since 2010 to develop a purpose-driven project plan. The team seeks to provide sustainable tourism guidance, and to raise awareness among employees, suppliers, customers and consumers through projects, activations and knowledge sharing opportunities in line with our Sustainable Tourism Policy.

Projects and Responsibilities

Sustainable Operations and Management

  • Ensure TDM maintains its certification, and membership criteria
    – Travelife for Tour Operators
    – Fair Trade Tourism
  • Employee training and communication involvements
  • Simplify the company value of Environmental Awareness
  • Streamline the company Sustainable Tourism Policy
  • Guidance to employees as to following the company Green Code
  • Paperless office
  • Annual reporting

Economic Responsibility

  • Promote ethical and eco-suppliers and partnerships
  • Promote office eco-friendly products and supplies
  • Guidance to clients, guests, employees and tour guides towards responsible travel
  • Facilitate employee Green Markets which occur twice a year

Social Responsibility

Nurture partnerships with

  • African Home Creative Crafts
  • The EWT People in Conservation
  • Kliptown Youth Program
  • Sweetheart Foundation

Environmental Responsibility

  • Nurture partnerships with
    – Trees for Tourism
    – SANParks Honorary Rangers
    – The EWT Wildlife Conservation
    – Owl Rescue Centre
  • Manage partnership with office waste recycling partners
  • Facilitate bottle top collection for Green Seat Badges
  • Facilitate plastic collection for owl house projects
  • Facilitate plastic bottle tops and bread tags for the Sweetheart Foundation