Vision 2030

Following on our Vision 2020 successes and learnings, our Vision 2030 goals have been ambitiously scaled.

Coalition on coalition, influence on influence: the scaling impact mission that will shape our next decade...

What is our overarching Vision 2030?

  • Expand, collaborate, empower

30 years following our foundational 1991 beginnings at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, we are custodians of 9 million acres (3.6 million hectares) of land, and 3,000 km (1 864 mi.) of coastline. In addition, our evolved integrated business and impact strategy is now a proven model.

Our broad 2030 Scaling Impact Vision is to grow land and ocean biospheres under &Beyond management and influence from the current 9 million to 50 million acres – 25 million of directly controlled/managed land, and 25 million of managed land influenced by our impact coalitions, and to empower and create shared value with the surrounding communities.

  • Drive through revenue and profit

This bold intention will be funded by doubling our revenue and tripling our profit, through the delivery of extraordinary guest experiences that go beyond the expected in Africa, Asia and South America.

What are the core elements ?

Five clear intentions form the core elements of this vision.

Each one will be enabled by our integrated business strategy to double our revenue and triple our profits.

A set of 2025 stepping-stone goals has been identified as we enter this extended period of progressive scaling.

  • VISION 2030

Achieve net-zero carbon emissions

Carbon is one way to measure and identify what impact we are having on our planet. While a carbon footprint is inevitably generated with each action, carbon reduction is a clear intention. We are committed to reducing our carbon emissions as much as possible through a set of goals and measured outcomes, and then to offset whatever emissions remain, achieving our target of net-zero carbon emissions.

2025 Goals

Achieve net-zero carbon emissions
  • Care of the land

Reduce our carbon footprint

  • Invest in renewable energy sources and offset the remainder to achieve net-zero carbon for our direct emissions
  • Set regional strategies for reduction of indirect carbon emissions to enable the 2030 goal
  • VISION 2030

Protect and preserve 25 M acres of key biospheres and watersheds

The earth’s oceans, catchment areas and biodiversity are not only our planet’s lifeblood, but are intrinsically connected to our own health and wellbeing. To protect and preserve them, we will actively collaborate with other conservation organisations and governments, continue our water reduction and waste management protocols, and expand our protection of endangered species, watersheds and habitats.

2025 Goals

Protect and preserve 25 M acres of key biospheres and watersheds
  • Care of the land

Sustainably use and manage water

  • Reduce water-usage by 5% from 2020 average of 415 l per head per day
  • Achieve 90% of lodges’ monitoring and meeting wastewater quality standard
  • Care of the land

Responsibly manage waste

  • Obtain a baseline for single-use plastic and achieve a 10% reduction by 2025
  • Achieve 90% for waste management in the Sustainability audit
  • Care of the wildlife

Protect wildlife and habitat biodiversity

  • Create and maintain suitable habitats for wildlife to thrive through population and habitat management, on land we have control over, and on land where we have influence
  • VISION 2030

Double our economic opportunities for our communities

With the world’s spiralling populations and shrinking resources, the future of protected areas depends on conservation-driven initiatives that generate sound economic baselines and shared value for those communities neighbouring these reserves. We are actively expanding of our local procurement, employment and skills training, small business development, and capacity building initiatives.

2025 Goals

Double our economic opportunities for our communities
  • Care of the people

Employment and skills training

  • Ensure that 65% of our employees are locally employed
  • 25% of employers registered in the &Beyond Academy by 2025
  • Recruit Star-in-Training interns from identified communities. The minimum number of interns for each region is set at 15% of the region’s full-time employees. Empower these interns with &Beyond Academy skill certification
  • Care of the people

Procurement and small business development

  • Ensure 65% of cash outflow from the procurement of goods, services and skills flows into local businesses
  • 30% increase in cash outflow to small, community- owned businesses in Africa Foundation’s identified communities
  • Care of the land

Procurement and small business development

  • Carry out study of sustainable, community-based resource management and utilisation opportunities Develop strategy per region
  • Develop one collaborative, community-based recycling programme per region with other local operators
  • Care of the people

Support Africa Foundation’s capacity building community initiatives

  • Drive awareness and engagement for key programmes to assist fundraising and implementation. Each region to select a programme per year to support and track fundraising success
  • Support Africa Foundation via access to &Beyond beds to host donors and fundraise
  • VISION 2030

Leverage our impact model to positively influence others

In 1991, &Beyond (then CC Africa) was launched, using an untested, integrated business model in which international capital harnessed through low-impact, high-yield tourism was the driver of our land, wildlife and people impact objectives. Today, this proven model is not only a valuable touch stone for other organisations, but also key to our expanded influence across South America and Asia.

2025 Goals

Leverage our impact model to positively influence others
  • Brand goal

Positively influence the local and global conservation-community development agenda and practice

  • Share our impact model through speaking, training, and implementing alongside practitioners
  • Participate in and actively contribute to conservation and community boards and forums
  • Host researchers, thought leaders, and influencers at &Beyond lodges and in our communities
  • Document &Beyond Impact Model
  • Brand goal

Cascade our values through our supply chain as well as through our tourism partner value chain

  • Develop and support touring operators to adopt value-aligned code of conduct
  • Develop and support our procurement and supply chain partners to adopt our scaling impact objectives and measurement metrics
  • Care of the wildlife

Support community-based environmental education

  • Develop strategy to support one integrated environmental education programme per region
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Scale our impact a further 25 M acres through coalitions of change

The global escalation of environmental threats is a reality that demands an accelerated response. This is when we will facilitate and conduct meticulous research that will inform our decisions. This is the time to lead from the front and collaboratively scale impact across 25 M acres of key biospheres: coalitions of change with like-minded competitors, organisations, stakeholders, governments and NGO’s.

2025 Goals

Scale our impact a further 25 M acres through coalitions of change
  • Care of the wildlife

Protect Endangered Species

  • Each region to adopt an endangered species to leverage their network to improve its conservation status
  • Establish long-term partnerships to protect endangered species
  • Care of the land

Water security in key watersheds

  • Develop a collaborative strategy with other stakeholders to improve and secure key watersheds
  • Brand goal

Conduct research that enables us and others to make improved conservation management and community development decisions

  • Implement wildlife monitoring system per region
  • Facilitate and support research pertaining to wildlife, biodiversity, and wildlife-community conflict in key operating areas

Summary of Vision 2030

Just as the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been a touchstone for our rigorous Vision 2020 sustainability audits, so they continue to guide and underpin our ambitiously scaled Vision 2030 impact goals.

 

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