KVTC is committed to ensuring the long term sustainability of all resources within the area where the company operates.
All activities are guided by a policy of reducing impacts and understanding the interaction between fauna, flora, company activities and surrounding communities. As KVTC is certified to comply with the ISO 14001:2004 (certificate pdf) standard, procedures and rigorous monitoring systems are in place to ensure continued improvement in environmental performance.
KVTC was certified under the OSHAS18001:2007 management systems by SGS in October 2011 (Certificate PDF)
Benefits to the Local Community
KVTC objectives include a commitment to social responsibility, in ensuring a better quality of life for the local community in Tanzania, now and for future generations to come.
KVTC provides jobs for several hundred people in one of the poorest areas in Tanzania. When harvesting and processing commences, several hundred further jobs will be generated directly and indirectly.
Environment & Conservation
The Kilombero Valley’s remoteness and proximity to the Selous ecosystem has allowed it to maintain high populations of lion, elephant, buffalo, zebra, hippopotamus and Nile crocodile.
From the first operations at KVTC, the company has constantly shown that economic sustainability is not only achieved with year on year growth, but that a positive relationship with neighbouring communities and a respectful approach to the environment are critical to the long term growth of the company.