Two Oceans Aquarium named a star

The classification is awarded to participants in the Heritage Programme who have maintained Platinum status for five consecutive years and have shown continued improvement in their sustainability efforts.
Cape Town’s Two Oceans Aquarium has been awarded the prestigious Diamond status by the Heritage Environmental Rating Programme, becoming only the third establishment to achieve such status in South Africa.
Along with Two Oceans Aquarium, the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway and Tsogo Sun’s Drakensberg Sun Resort, are the only two other Diamond status properties in South Africa, which received their honours in 2015 and 2013, respectively.
According to Two Oceans Aquarium CEO, Michael Farquhar, the new status cements the aquarium’s aim to advocate sustainability.
“We are on a sustainability journey and this award is an affirmation that we are on the right track, not that we have reached the end. There is just no time to sit back and polish our diamond,” he says.
The Two Oceans Aquarium aims to raise awareness of environmental issues and promote conservation. This is in line with its vision of abundant and healthy oceans and its mission to inspire support for their future well-being.
Through its environmental charter, which includes aspects of legislation, resource usage and communication, the aquarium clearly outlines its sustainability goals.
Two Oceans Aquarium Communications and Sustainability Manager, Helen Lockhart, also says with the sustainability journey, it has been “extremely gratifying and inspiring to see the shift in people’s attitudes and behaviour over the years and to see sustainability move from being on the fringe of the business to now being a core focus area”. – Source: Traveller24