Tourvest realises that its continued success is not just a factor of how it performs operationally or financially but also on a demonstrable commitment to a positive and mutually beneficial relationship with every stakeholder affected by its business and the well-being of the environment. 

To this effect, one of Tourvest’s key strategic imperatives is to positively impact the long-term sustainability of society, particularly the communities in which Tourvest operates, and the tourism attractions on which much of its business is based. 


• Corporate responsibility, realising that its continued success lies with the ability to play a leading role in the development of the travel and tourism industry and to support important industry initiatives. 

• Corporate Social Investment (CSI), including socio-economic development contributions as defined by the BEE Codes of Good Practice, aimed at positively impacting society. 

• Employee Volunteer Programmes, in order to increase the visibility of and affinity in the Tourvest brand in the community while instilling the group’s corporate culture and values within its employees. 

• Skills development, especially in the area of travel and tourism education, with a focus on developing skills at a grassroots level in an industry where quality consultants are becoming increasingly scarce. 

• Community development, particularly in the field of job creation through craft development and support for the Siyazisiza Trust as well as lodge ownership in order that rural community members, in particular women, may share the success and growth of Tourvest. 

• Africa’s natural heritage, it will assist in sustaining destinations that will become increasingly attractive to foreign visitors whose needs will further stimulate job creation and local economies. 


We are responsible and accountable for the role we play in the countries in which we operate; economically, socially and environmentally. Our accountability is lived through the DNA of our core business values and our company culture. 

Our Sustainable Management Responsibility 

  • We comply with applicable administrative and environmental laws, and adhere to relevant codes of best practice 
  • We manage and maintain relevant industry accreditations that consider environmental, socio-cultural, economical, quality, health and safety criteria 
  • We continuously improve on creating awareness and developing a company culture of sustainability, to inspire behavioural change in recognition of our environmental responsibilities 

Our Economic Responsibility 

  • We encourage sustainable purchase practices amongst employees, suppliers and clients 
  • We follow fair and impartial recruitment, employment and advancement processes in relation to race, gender and disability 
  • We offer relevant travel product to the distribution channel by sustainable forward planning 
  • We build and nurture sustainable and fair supplier relationships 

Our Social Responsibility 

  • We empower people in our society 
  • We treat cultural heritage with dignity and respect and ensure clients are informed accordingly 
  • We uplift local communities through empowerment, effective social responsibility projects and financial support to SMME where possible 

Our Environmental Responsibility 

  • We deliver responsible consumption and exposure of natural and other resources to conserve the planet 
  • We consider the environmental impact of any new development 
  • We use water sparingly 
  • We aim to minimise the total energy usage within the office by at least 3% each year, working towards the 15% reduction target over a 5 year period 
  • We consider all feasible options to rethink, refuse, reuse, reduce, and recycle waste – to minimise waste, cut costs, and ensure correct waste disposal 
  • We deliver responsible consumption, exposure of natural and other resources to conserve the planet