Responsible Tourism

a positive impact on our
community & environment

Wherever possible, we aim to minimise our impact on the environment and maximise our positive impact on our local community.

Our responsible tourism policies focus on reducing waste, energy conservation and community outreach programmes. We’ve implemented a range of initiatives, some high impact such as our support of Little Eden and some low impact such as installing heat pump water systems which effectively reduce our energy consumption. We are also one of the first hotels in Johannesburg to be Fair Trade Tourism certified.

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FAIR TRADE TOURISM CERTIFIED

The Peech is proud to be certified as a Fair Trade in Tourism hotel since 2010. This certification acknowledges hospitality establishments that adhere to specific criteria including fair wages and working conditions, fair distribution of benefits, ethical business practices, and respect for human rights, culture and the environment.

LITTLE EDEN & PACK FOR A PURPOSE

Based about 25 minutes from the hotel, Little Eden is a charitable home that does invaluable work caring for children and young adults with severe intellectual disabilities. Our support, which started in 2008, includes monetary donations where we donate an amount for every guest stayed. We also encourage guests to support Little Eden’s “Pack for a Purpose” initiative, which co-ordinates travellers bringing donations on their trip and leaving them at the hotel to pass to Little Eden. Additionally we donate items such as linen, furniture and crockery, and allow the organisation to award a staff member a stay at our hotel every month as an incentive for the challenging work they do.

ECO-PEECH RECYCLING

Reducing waste is managed using a Bokashi wet waste facility, garden composting and having dedicated recycling of paper, glass, tin & plastic packaging. The hotel’s probiotic waste is processed and recycled into fertiliser, that is then used in the hotel’s gardens. We also have an on-site water bottling facility that provides drinking water for the bistro and rooms, which cuts out waste from plastic bottles and the energy used in transporting bottled water.

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