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SA spa makes finals of global Sustainability competition

Woodlands Spa in Muldersdrift, Gauteng, is a finalist in the Sustainable Spa/Wellness Facility – The Michael Stusser Award category of GSN Planet’s 2023 Sustainability Awards.

The spa is up against the following properties: Hotel Weihrerhof, Italy; Keemala, Thailand; and The Spa at Sec-he, United States.

Finalists were selected by an independent judging panel, comprised of experienced professionals in the sustainability, spa and wellness industries.

The GSN Sustainability Awards are a global awards project for the spa, wellness and personal care sectors, created to honour and showcase outstanding accomplishments and innovations in sustainability within the industry. Submissions were received from properties and businesses in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania, all being of outstanding merit.

The winner in each category will be decided by community voting from the 15th to 20th of October, and will be announced on 24 October at the GSN Awards Ceremony taking place during the 2023 GSN Sustainability, Buyers and Community Summit. The summit will be held on October 22-25 at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, WI.

“The GSN Sustainability Awards celebrate those who are making a real impact on our planet. These finalists are the driving force behind positive change,” said Maggy Dunphy, GSN Planet Board President.

Here are the finalists in the other two categories of the awards.

Sustainable Innovator – The Tara Grodjesk Award:

1. Acrely Farms, United States

2. Phytomer USA, United States

3. Blue Beautifly, United States

Sustainable Newcomer – The Tracie Wertz Award:

1. Be Here Farm + Nature, United States

2. 8 Days Botanicals, United States

3. Le Prunier, United States

GSNPlanet is a 501(c) 6 nonprofit trade association serving the spa industry in support of action for a sustainable future. Their mission is to promote the vital connections between personal wellbeing, economic sustainability and the health of our planet. Through networking, education, and best practices developed with a membership of the nation’s most innovative green spas, GSN is a resource for vital people building a vital planet.