What does it mean to be Carbon Neutral?

Dear Partners,

Businesses can no longer ignore Earth’s plea for a lighter footprint. In recent years, phrases such as “Sustainability Programmes”, “Zero Waste Organizations” and “Carbon Neutral Goals” are no longer used solely amongst trendy start-ups but expected as an ethos within the workplace. But what does carbon neutrality really mean? According to climatepartner.com, companies, processes and products become carbon neutral when they calculate their carbon emissions and compensate for what is produced via carbon offsetting projects.

An excellent example of a local business trailblazing its way to a carbon-neutral future is the luxury ecotourism and conservation brand, Singita. In 2021, the group introduced a carbon-neutral intervention in the form of an applied levy to all guest stays, as part of its carbon off-setting programme. The levy is calculated on the per-night footprint and converted into a carbon offset amount. The cost per ton of carbon offset is R140 per ton. You can read more about this in their press release.


Topia Water is proud to have partnered with Singita in its quest to become carbon neutral through the installation of our Flow 101 and Flow 105 systems. Having chilled still and sparkling water on demand in the lodges, accompanied by reusable glass and stainless-steel drinking bottles, has assisted in the reduction of 95% of plastic bottle wastage in the Singita Sabi Sands & Kruger National Park.

The Topia Flow dispenser range brings high-capacity refreshment to any environment. Combining sleek and practical features, the Flow system meets demand every time, with a simple pull of the tap providing you with a choice of chilled still or sparkling water. The Flow range is the perfect solution for high-traffic areas.

Have you reached a sustainability milestone or goal through your partnership with Topia? Let us know!

Stay safe, stay hydrated,



The Topia Team


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