Love the Land
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. The course forges an understanding of the role our employees can play in a global society, encouraging them to create a positive and meaningful impact as 'agents of change'.
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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.
Spier supports Eagle Encounters by donating land, electricity and water for its facilities.
In our food gardens, Megan McCarthy teaches members of disadvantaged local communities how to grow food using eco-friendly and regenerative techniques.
Spier is a participating employer in the Pinotage Youth Development Academy which seeks to educate and employ disadvantaged youth in the wine industry.
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.
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 Art Collection is one of the largest contemporary collections of South African art in the country.
As part of Spier’s commitment to a self-sufficient and sustainable future, we’re constantly looking at ways to reduce our environmental footprint.