PINOTAGE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY
Spier is a participating employer in the Pinotage Youth Development Academy which seeks to educate and employ disadvantaged youth in the wine industry. Practical work experience is provided at Spier in various aspects of the business. On average we mentor four students per module, for the duration of the programme.
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100% of our organic waste is transformed into organic, nutrient-rich fertiliser and more than 97% of our solid waste is recycled.
In our food gardens, Megan McCarthy teaches members of disadvantaged local communities how to grow food using eco-friendly and regenerative techniques.
Our land is holistically farmed to create a diversified, balanced ecosystem with minimal impact on the environment.
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.
Living in some of the province’s most impoverished communities, Tree-preneurs are taught how to care for indigenous trees and plants.
Spier recruits entry-level staff through Harambee, an initiative that sources, trains and places unemployed young people from disadvantaged backgrounds into their first jobs.
Spier supports Eagle Encounters by donating land, electricity and water for its facilities.
Pack for a Purpose invites visitors to Spier to fill spare space in their luggage with much-needed books, stationery and other educational supplies for disadvantaged young students.
Based at Spier, this learning and demonstration farm produces nutritious food using eco-friendly regenerative farming methods while empowering a new generation of farmers.
Spier helps entrepreneurs — many of the former employees — to launch and successfully run their own small businesses.
100% of Spier’s black and grey wastewater is recycled using a centralised wastewater treatment plant installed in 2007.
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.
The Spier Nursery was established to propagate and grow indigenous trees and plants that are specific to the region to re-introduce these onto the farm.