17 September 2010

Aquarium scores big Heritage points

Two Oceans Aquarium

Our third annual Heritage audit, conducted by independent consultants from the Heritage Environmental Rating Programme, took place on Tuesday, 17 August. The purpose of this audit is to measure and reduce the impact of our operations on the environment, and everything from purchasing and procurement practices to community involvement is considered.

We’re pleased to tell you that our overall score increased from 75% in 2009 to 86% in 2010, which means we are getting very close to Platinum status (which is 90% and above)!

The areas in which we performed particularly well were fauna and flora management (95%) and raising awareness of environmental issues through communications and marketing (99.3%).

The audit is conducted by independent consultants from the Heritage Environmental Rating Programme to determine whether we are consistently striving to reduce the impact of our operations on the environment.

According to the auditor, “It was evident that management is fully involved and committed to the process of formalising environmental practices and we applaud the team for maintaining a culture based on environmentally responsible practices.”

The audit considers inter alia purchasing and procurement practices, community involvement, energy and water consumption, waste management and transport and vehicle management. 

Click the link below to download our latest Heritage report.

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