Townhouse Hotel Imvelo Awards 2012 Best Practice - Economic Impact

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Townhouse Hotel Imvelo Awards 2012 Best Practice - Economic Impact

  1. 1. cape town, south africa imvelo awards entry for 2012 best practice - economic impact
  2. 2. introduction Tracker - Men in the Making We have supported Tracker inBeing a family owned business, their initiative this year – Menwe at the Townhouse Hotel do in the making. We took onnot outsource any staffing e.g. 4 learners from Sinethembain Housekeeping and Food & Senior Secondary School inBeverage Department we have Phillippi to train and job shadowfull time employees working. in the Kitchen, Banqueting,We have contracted with Front Office and Housekeeping2 black owned enterprise Department. This initiative wasdevelopment companies to aimed at providing high school Learnershipstransport our late shift staff and boys with the opportunity to We have employed 12 learnerships this year,night shift staff home during develop themselves and their 4 in Food & Beverage, 4 in the Kitchen, 2 inthe week and weekends. communities. Front Office and 2 in Banqueting. They will be with us for 12 months gaining experiencing in all areas of the hotel. Traineeship We have employed 5 trainees, including a Dutch trainee, to do their practical training in Front Office and in the kitchen for 6 months.
  3. 3. Our Herb ProcurementGarden on Top We purchase all our coffee from Miko who is a fair trade supplier.of the World! In an effort to reduce our carbonThis year we started footprint we purchase all our liquorgrowing our own herb from one small supplier as well asgarden on our roof. 80% of our dry goods within a 30 radius. We purchase at least 98% of our stock locally to support local companies and communities - local is lekker We support an enterprise development initiative run by Bio Green who recycles our used cooking oil into bio diesel. Scrap Metal We sell all scrap metal to SA Scrap metal and the revenue we generate from this intiative we use to purchase and maintain our herb garden.
  4. 4. t +27 (0)21 465 7050 / e hotel@townhouse.co.za P.O.Box 5053, Cape Town 8000 thank you!f +27 (0)21 465 3891 / w www.townhouse.co.za 60 Corporation Street, Cape Town 8001, South Africa

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