The business can demonstrate a good knowledge of indigenous and alien plant species

What does this mean?

  • The business should nominate an employee to manage the use of indigenous plant species and eradication of invasive alien species on the business premises.
  • This person needs to have a good knowledge of the different plant species of that area, especially those that are threated and on the Red List.
  • This person should then make a list of the species relevant to the area, and ensure protection of those that are threatened through awareness with employees, local residents and communities and guests.

What do I do?

The following websites can assist you in identifying the species in your area:

Please note: this criterion should be taken in the context of where your business is operating e.g. urban vs. rural, Cape Floristic Kingdom, etc.