Scoring Matlapeng Country Estate after the first site visit


Here is a summary of the responsible practices that Matlapeng Country Estate were involved in when we did the first site visit.


Water saving devices
  • Showers are fitted with low-flow showerheads or other water-saving devices
  • Only one of the five rooms has a bath, the other four have showers
Water saving practices
  • Gardens are watered before 10h00 or after 16h00
  • Grey water is re-used

energy_saving_small_no_fill_ecoENERGY SAVING

Energy saving devices
  • Most lighting is energy efficient CFLs or LEDs
  • Rooms have extra blankets for use in cooler months
  • Outdoor areas are lit using day-night or motion sensors
  • The pool pump has a timer and its settings are optimal
Energy saving practices
  • Checklists require that all lights, TV, AC be turned off in unoccupied rooms
  • Laundry is partially air dried (if not completely air dried)

renewable_small_no_fill_ecoRENEWABLE ENERGY

  • Pathway lights are solar-powered

carbon_neutral_small_no_fill_ecoREDUCING CARBON EMISSIONS

  • Trips made by vehicle are planned so that there are no or fewer ’empty legs’

recycling_small_no_fill_ecoWASTE MANAGEMENT

Reducing waste
  • Food waste is minimised, eg by making meals to order instead of a buffet
  • Different types of waste are separated

eco_cleaning_small_no_fill_ecoECO CLEANING

  • The business knows which substances being used are harmful
  • The use of remaining harmful substances is limited

responsible_purchasing_small_no_fill_eco copyRESPONSIBLE PURCHASING

  • Some disposable items have been replaced with resuable items, e.g. cloth serviettes instead of paper serviettes
  • Environmentally responsible options are first considered for renovations or refurbishments

sustainable_operations_small_no_fill_eco copySUSTAINABLE OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT

  • Guest feedback is collected, monitored and acted upon
  • Promotional materials are accurate, complete and do not make misleading claims about sustainability or what can be delivered

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