Keep Kruger Clean
The Keep Kruger Clean initiative is an expression of two key business pillars namely, sustainability and shared benefit for communities in which the Company operates.
Learners and their educator busy cleaning up the Kruger
Total South Africa' partnership with SANParks in the Keep Kruger Clean initiative is an expression of two key business pillars: Sustainability and Shared Benefit for communities in which the company operates.
While the Total South Africa joined Keep Kruger Clean in 2014, SANParks launched the programme in 2006 with the aim of engaging learners, educators and active citizens from neighbouring communities to become custodians of this Unesco World Heritage Site.
The Kruger National Park receives more than 1.4 million visitors annually, and employing thousands across its two million hectare expanse, plays a critical role in the country's tourism economy. In addition, the Park delivers to a great extent on the national priority of job creation as well as youth skills training and development.
Wildlife in the Kruger National Park is the biggest drawcard attracting high visitor numbers every year but litter and water pollution was found to be the cause of poisoning and subsequent deaths of animals in the Park.
In line with the company's commitment to education and environmental stewardship, Keep Kruger Clean also involves educating school learners from a young age about the importance of a maintaining a clean environment and healthy eco-systems.
In 2012, SANParks launched its Keep Kruger Clean mascot, Vukani the Vulture whose image is displayed on bins throughout various game drive routes, as a reminder to keep the Park litter-free.