Woodall has an environmentally friendly waste management policy. Waste is separated into wet waste and recyclable waste (paper, plastic, magazines, glass, tins, cardboard). Wherever possible, all products used on the property are organic, biodegradable and environment-friendly, including food ingredients for the restaurants and cleaning products. Bulk buying ensures minimal packaging of products and therefore waste products are minimized. Many plants used in the landscaping on the property are indigenous. Water for guest rooms is purified on site. Wherever possible natural, local building materials are used in construction including wood and reeds. Alien vegetation is removed on a continual basis.
Social & Economic
Wherever possible, all products used are sourced locally to ensure that Woodall supports local business and is therefore responsible for local upliftment. Woodall has an in-service training programme where unemployed locals with no previous experience are given the opportunity to train as hotel staff and work on a full or part-time basis. Wherever possible all hotel staff are sourced locally and extensive training is provided.
Local artists and contractors are commissioned, and many of the unique décor objects, pieces of furniture and items in the curio shop hav been fashioned by local crafts folk. Woodall is an active force in the Thembulethu Trust Church Feeding Scheme, providing crèches in the local communities of Nomathamsanqa and Beersheba with basic foodstuffs, donations of clothing and other essential items. Many left-over amenities from the hotel as well as blankets and linen, which are regularly replaced are donated to local charities.
In addition, Woodall is also proud to sponsor “Elephant City”, one of the top soccer teams in Nomathamsanqa, as well as co-sponsoring a cricket pitch for the local team.