Spier received Silver at the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2018 in the category of Decent Work and Inclusion at World Travel Market Africa in Cape Town last night.
Companies making up the strong longlist were scrutinised by judges on the lookout for a meaningful engagement with economically poor, socially excluded and marginalised local people through employment opportunities and community interventions. The nominees were expected to go above and beyond the legal requirements in relation to wages, working conditions and skills development and be working with local producers to facilitate and grow their participation in the supply chain.
The award recognises that not only does Spier’s entry-level wages far exceed the industry-regulated minimum wages – we also have a comprehensive array of initiatives to tackle youth employment and enhance the wellbeing, skills and development of our staff.
The 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards also awarded silver to Spier for Best for Global Goals Reporting. In this category, the judges were looking for tourism organisations that leverage tourism to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and then transparently report on the impacts of their responsible tourism efforts.
Congratulations to everyone at Spier who contributes towards making a difference every day!