Individual Learning Spend

Spier is committed to facilitating the personal development and wellbeing of our staff, and to this end, each employee receives money to spend on their personal development. The stipend can be spent on anything that will empower our staff with skills and knowledge, boost health and wellbeing, foster financial wellness or enhance self-awareness and self-knowledge. Staff members may use this money to help pay for transport, their children’s school fees or towards water saving and home energy-related initiatives.

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Explore all our initiatives

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A NEW GENERATION OF GROWERS TAKES ROOT

In our food gardens, Megan McCarthy teaches members of disadvantaged local communities how to grow food using eco-friendly and regenerative techniques.

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Agents of change

Because each employee is an ambassador for Spier and its values, every new member of our team participates in a five-day training course that explores environmental and social challenges.

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An ethical supply chain

We ensure integrity throughout our supply chain by monitoring the agreed commitments in our Spier Supplier Ethical Code of Conduct, which includes compliance with all relevant labour, health and safety and environmental legislation.

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Experiential Art

Experience interactive outdoor performances during Spier's annual art events.

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Helping local start-ups thrive

Spier helps entrepreneurs — many of the former employees — to launch and successfully run their own small businesses.

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Living Soils Community Learning Farm

Based at Spier, this learning and demonstration farm produces nutritious food using eco-friendly regenerative farming methods while empowering a new generation of farmers.

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Teaching the value of waste

100% of our organic waste is transformed into organic, nutrient-rich fertiliser and more than 97% of our solid waste is recycled.

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Tree-preneurs

Living in some of the province’s most impoverished communities, Tree-preneurs are taught how to care for indigenous trees and plants.