FAIR TRADE TOURISM CERTIFIED
The Peech is proud to be a Fair Trade Tourism certified hotel. They acknowledges establishments that adhere to specific criteria including fair wages and working conditions, fair distribution of benefits, ethical business practice, and respect for human rights, culture and the environment. The hotel was first awarded the certification in 2010. The hotel is also a proud signatory to The Tourism Child Protection Code of Conduct. This is a global initiative that provides increased protection to children from sexual exploitation in travel and tourism. The Peech was one of the founder signatories when the code was brought to South Africa.
LITTLE EDEN & PACK FOR A PURPOSE SUPPORT
We aim to put something back into the community by supporting Little Eden. Based about 25 minutes from the hotel, Little Eden cares for persons with intellectual disability, most of whom are children. Having been involved since 2008, we know the work Little Eden does is invaluable and that 100% of the support we give is put to the benefit of the children.
We support Little Eden through monetary donations, where hotel guests are invited to add R5 per night to their room bill. We then match all donations on a rand for rand basis. We also encourage guests to support the Pack for a Purpose initiative, which co-ordinates travellers bringing supplies for Little Eden from overseas. We ourselves also donate relevant items (linen, crockery etc) and allow the organisation to award a staff member a stay at the hotel every month as an incentive for top performance. Please click through for a full list of what and how to bring items.
Recycling is a priority and with a Bokashi wet waste facility and recycling bins for pretty much all waster little waste leaves the hotel for landfills.
The hotel has an on-site probiotic waste facility that enables all food waste to be processed and recycled into garden fertiliser for the hotel.
The hotel has an on-site water bottling facility that provides drinking water for the bistro & rooms. This cuts out waste from plastic bottles and energy in transporting bottled water.
The hotel has a non-biodegradable waste recycling facility and policy paper, plastic, glass, tin & metal are all recycled.