At &Beyond we believe that we are responsible for the planet and the environment in which we operate our business.
Our Approach: Give More and Take Less
We show our commitment to "Care of the Land. Care of the Wildlife. Care of the People" by looking for ways to contribute and give more to these wildlife spaces and the communities that live adjacent to them. But we also believe that we can reduce our negative enviromental impact on the earth without compromising our guest experience.
We operate a high-yield, low-impact model by creating very small luxury lodges that can support enormous tracts of biodiverse land, which remains untouched and untrammeled. But, even though &Beyond 's footprint is very small (less than 450 bedrooms in total, which, in turn, support over 3 million acres of precious wildlife land), many of our lodges have a sustainability champion, who together with lodge managers, are custodians of our philosophy to "give more" and "take less".
At every lodge and office we seek out small but meaningful ways of putting our values into action each day. We understand that delighting our guests is the most important thing we can do to sustain our business and thus sustain the wildlife areas we protect.
Within this model, &Beyond follows a simple environmental strategy, the Measurement of Eco Overheads, a drive to manage eco overhead costs in the same way the company tracks other financial overheads in order to reduce the negative impact of our operations on the environment.
Fields that are measured include: petrol, diesel, generator fuel, electricity, gas, paraffin, charcoal, water waste. The only way to reduce consumption is first to know how much we use, our sustainability statistics provide us with this measurement.
Once the lodge knows how much is used, then they can start working to a target in order to reduce consumption. On a regular basis every lodge and regional office receives statistics, detailing the group and individual lodge performances. The data is designed to help lodges identify problems, see how their innovations and savings have paid off and discern if there has been a problem with the capturing or measuring of data. They also form the baseline to investigate additional interventions to improve and reduce our impact further.
The champions and lodge managers look for new “take less “ ideas and, ways to reduce our energy consumption and carbon emissions, recycling initiatives, conservation awareness drives, water efficiency, elimination of exotic plants, addressing erosion, re-greening and many more. They are the drivers who ensure that each department, behind the scenes, finds practical ways of reducing our impact and creating a better company in a better world.