Tropical Plant




In terms of the Codes of Good Practice as gazetted on 9 February 2007, we are classed as a micro enterprise, and as such have an automatic empowerment status of Level 4, which is equivalent to a BEE recognition level of 100% for procurement purposes.


Percheron Strategic Communications accepts responsibility for the harmful effects its operations have on both the local and global environment and is committed to reducing them. We have measured our impact on the environment and set targets for ongoing improvement. We comply with all relevant environmental legislation and encourage the adoption of similar principles by our suppliers.

The key points of our strategy to achieve this are:

  • Minimise waste by evaluating operations and ensuring they are as efficient as possible;

  • Minimise toxic emissions through the selection and use of its fleet and the source of its power requirements;

  • Actively promote recycling both internally and amongst its customers and suppliers;

  • Meet or exceed all the environmental legislation that relates to the Company;

  • Use an accredited programme to offset the greenhouse gas emissions generated by our activities.

Sustainable initiatives include:

  • Construction:

    • Offices were recently renovated according to guidelines set out by the Green Building Council South Africa’s EDGE residential rating tool, wherever possible. Practices included:

      • Environmentally friendly building materials used wherever possible including low VOC coverings

      • Building materials were reused wherever possible, sold or donated to various charities, thereby minimising waste sent to landfill

      • Passive environment control employed via window placement, screens and triple insulation. Air conditioning is not used

  • Energy:

    • LED light bulbs used exclusively

    • Hot water supplied by energy efficient heat pumps

    • All appliances employ Energy Star energy efficiency

  • Paper and printing:

    • Fax to email service used to reduce need to receive faxes physically

    • Printers are set on economy setting, printing is reduced to an absolute minimum and all paper is used more than once if possible and/or recycled

  • Waste and toxins

    • All possible waste is recycled via City of Cape Town’s Recycling initiative or composted

    • Certified environmentally friendly, biodegradable cleaning products are used exclusively. These products are also endorsed by Beauty Without Cruelty

  • Water and toxins:

    • Dual flush toilets utilised throughout

    • Rainwater is harvested and stored in a 40 000 litre underground tank for use in the gardens. Pipes plumbed to accommodate a grey water recycling system when funds allow

  • Travel:

    • Only diesel powered vehicles used in the course of business

    • Carbon footprint of air travel and car hire offset via Trees for Africa

    • Air travel reduced to a minimum with teleconferencing used wherever possible and client visits reduced to one per quarter in Johannesburg

  • Landscaping:

    • Gardens are grown on an exclusively organic basis, utilising no chemical fertilisers and only organic insecticides and fungicides

    • Rain water catchment system used to irrigate gardens with a grey water system plumbed in and ready to be installed


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