Discovery Social Responsibility
Every Discovery Park is committed to their local community. Each park forms close ties with local businesses, suppliers and tourism industry peers to create sustainable communities that are great places to live, work and visit.
To support the local communities our parks strive to source produce, supplies and services from local businesses and assist local charities and volunteer groups by becoming actively involved in events, initiatives and fundraising.
Discovery Parks are visited by thousands of guests sharing holidays and creating memories every year, as well as being an integral part of the day to day life of regional workers. A community spirit and unity is instilled in each and every Discovery Park, making our parks special places to stay. To us, our guests and their families come first. That's why we've made a commitment to support children who are sick, disadvantaged or who have special needs to live life to the fullest, through a national partnership with Variety the Children's Charity.
At Discovery Parks, our people and the sustainability of our environment and workplace are important to us. We take special care to maintain an organisational culture of environmental awareness and safety through continued education and implementation of strategies and action.
We minimize adverse environmental impacts by focusing on effective and efficient energy management, paper usage and paper waste management, general waste management, water conservation and pollution prevention.
Our people are encouraged to take action to preserve the environment through measures such as using energy efficient appliances, recycling or reusing materials where possible, conserving water through low flow taps and showers anddual flush toilets, rainwater harvesting and treatment systems, as well as landscaping with drought-tolerant native plant species.
Where practical, each Discovery Park acts to limit carbon emissions from transport by consolidating shipments, buying 'closer to home', choosing shippers who actively use practices that are environmentally sound and avoiding air freight.