The perilous 1,000-mile journey to save Africa’s endangered black rhinos
28 Oct 2022
Avis has again renewed its commitment to Peace Parks Foundation by sponsoring the non-profit organisation with the use of a Toyota Corolla. Avis has been involved in conservation efforts for over three decades and has an 18-year relationship with Peace Parks Foundation.
Says Peace Parks Foundation CEO, Werner Myburgh: “The Avis sponsorship of the foundation, in the form of vehicles, enables a small team to travel to all the transfrontier conservation areas, programmes and projects to carry out the organisation’s conservation work. We are very grateful for this terrific support over so many years – thank you so much, Avis.”
The Avis Green Journey
The Avis ethos of conserving our heritage, wildlife and environment, was installed in the 1970’s, when the then MD, Glenn van Heerden committed Avis to the support and sponsorship of organisations dedicated to the conservation of wildlife.
Since 2006, Avis management has been expanding its conservation approach to include other environmental matters, such as waste recycling and water conservation, which, following a programme to introduce intensive water reduction and recycling processes into their facilities since 2008, has produced water recycling to almost 100 million litres of water per annum. In addition, Avis was the first car rental company in SA to introduce hybrid vehicle technology to the rental market in 2007.
In 2008, Avis committed to reducing the impact they have on greenhouse gas emissions and in 2009 became South Africa’s first carbon neutral accredited company in accordance with UN protocol.