Wilderness Integrated Report 5th in Corporate Register Worldwide Reporting Awards
Wilderness Holdings is thrilled to announce that the Group’s Integrated Report has taken 5thposition in CorporateRegister.com’s Reporting Awards for 2012, in two categories: the Best Integrated Report and Best First Time Report.
CorporateRegister.com is the primary global reference point for corporate responsibility (CR) reports and resources worldwide. This is the fifth annual independent CR Reporting Awards recognizing global leaders in Sustainability and Integrated Reporting and is voted on by more than 6,000 members and various other stakeholders of CorporateRegister.com.
As the world’s largest directory of non-financial reports (almost 40,000 reports from 9,000 companies in 160 countries), this recognition by CorporateRegister.com of our efforts is incredibly exciting. Indeed, Wilderness found itself sharing a platform with well-known multinationals such as Coca-Cola, Bloomberg, Hyundai Engineering and many others.
While a new initiative for the group, the Wilderness Holdings Integrated Report has demonstrated leadership in integrating sustainability issues into the annual company reports (which have accordingly evolved to include a wide range of issues aside from financial aspects), and this was made clear in our fifth position in the Best Integrated Report category.
The purpose of the CRRA is to present the best of global responsible annual reporting practices in order to help drive change. This recognition of our efforts in this prestigious arena is both gratifying and humbling for the Wilderness Group.
Finally, it is of particular importance to us that, in successfully integrating our financial and 4Cs sustainability framework into one coherent report, we have demonstrated that each aspect of our business – Commerce, Conservation, Community and Culture – is as important as the other: by doing good we can create value for our shareholders.
Below is a list of the winners in the two categories for which Wilderness entered:
Best Integrated Report
Novo Nordisk A/S
Vancouver City Savings Credit Union
Wilderness Holdings Limited
Best First Time Report
La Trobe University
American Water Works Company Inc
Wilderness Holdings Limited
Wilderness is a conservation organization made up of ecotourism companies and non-profit trusts that believes in using responsible tourism to build sustainable conservation economies in Africa. We do this by creating journeys through the most remote and beautiful wild areas in southern Africa for our guests while at the same time sharing the benefits of tourism with local communities.
Through our travel divisions – Wilderness Safaris, Wilderness Adventures, Wilderness Explorations and Wilderness Air – we operate a portfolio of some 70 lodges, camps and safaris in nine African countries: Botswana, Congo, Kenya, Namibia, Malawi, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Our non-profit trusts – Children in the Wilderness and the Wilderness Wildlife Trust – ensure we make a difference in Africa, benefiting its people, places and wildlife.
Lesley Bellus Kilman
Bellus Public Relations