The Genuine Difference – October 2016
At the heart of Asilia’s existence is the belief that we make a positive, sustainable contribution to the communities and people of Africa in the areas where we have our camps. By coming on holiday with us you’re having a positive impact on these areas too. Together we can redefine tourism as an essential ingredient in human development and environmental conservation.
Asilia is the first andonlyAfrican safari company to achieve a five-star rating from the Global Impact Investing Rating System (GIIRS) and is graded at the Platinum level for its impact model. As a winner of the Tourism for Tomorrow award in 2014 we’re leading the way in redefining tourism.
Read more about this here.
We’ve also been accredited at the highest level with Carbon Tanzania, that is at the Carbon Elite level. This is important recognition that we are aware of the impact of our carbon emissions and reduce them as much as possible. Our unavoidable carbon emissions are then offset through Carbon Tanzania. What does that mean? It means that Asilia protected 954 trees or 15.5 hectares of the Yaeda Forest this year – something we can be very proud of!
Watch a short video about this here.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a call for every individual, company, institution and government to play their role in ensuring a healthy planet. Asilia fulfils many of these goals and one that is newsworthy this month is SDG 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation. The road to The Highlands, which is a benefit to Asilia and the local community alike, is complete. As Johannes Solar, Positive Impact Coordinator for Tanzania, explains: “It was difficult, expensive, time consuming, and hectic, but very worthwhile”.
In addition to this, the Mbitin Primary School – a local school located near the Mara Naboisho Conservancy in Kenya which, until recently, had problems with access to water and sanitation for the children. These problems have since been alleviated. Due to the generosity of the Ross Family and Asilia Giving the school now has 50,000 litres storage from a new rainwater harvesting system off new roof sheets. You can read more about this here.
Ol Pejeta Wins Private Conservancy of the Year award
For the second year running, Ol Pejeta Conservancy was awarded the title of Private Conservancy of the Year by Ecotourism Kenya at their Eco Warriors Awards 2016.
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