|Green Spa Committee
Alternative energy generation and
The spa establishes that it generates at least 20% of its own
energy through renewable resources such as wind, solar or bio-gas,
alternatively that it reduces, by the same percentage, its energy consumption.
Energy reduction can be achieved in areas such as ventilation, cooling,
heating, lighting and electronic devices. Consideration will be given to
equipment and lighting with a small energy footprint as well as control systems
that are in place specifically to manage and regulate energy consumption.
The spa establishes that it conserves water by incorporating
some of the following practices: grey water recycling; rain water catchment;
reducing potable water consumption with dedicated equipment such as low-flow
shower heads, dual flush or waterless toilets, an indigenous garden and that it
has a dedicated water management policy and measurement systems in place.
Green retail and professional products
The spa retail and professional products are predominantly
natural or organic (preferably certified as such or otherwise absent of
chemical fragrances, colourants, preservatives and petroleum by-products).
Community involvement/fair trade
The spa is certified fair trade by the South Africa Fair Trade
Tourism, or otherwise has comprehensive HR policies in place dealing with
aspects such as skills development, employment equity, community investment and
interaction and health and safety. The spa has a local procurement policy in
place that accounts for at least 30% of total purchases.
The spa incorporates exclusively seasonal and organic/biodynamic
foods in its spa menu and provides meals that primarily reflects the local
The spa incorporates and gives effect to a waste management
policy that addresses the following aspects:
consumption of paper, plastic and packaging,
re-use of products
waste, preferably on- site.