The National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) it is a key industrial sustainability programme of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), hosted at the CSIR. Its mandate is to enable South African industry to increase its competitiveness and sustainability through more resource efficient and cleaner production.
To this end, the NCPC-SA offers services in two focus areas, namely: the Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production (RECP) programme and the Industrial Energy Efficiency Improvement (IEE) Project in South Africa.
The NCPC-SA was established at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002. It is a member of UNIDO and UNEP’s global resource efficiency and cleaner production network (RECPnet) and plays a leading role in the African Roundtable on Sustainable Production and Consumption (ARSCP).