Welcome to the NCPC

The National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) is a national programme of government that promotes the implementation of resource efficiency and cleaner production (RECP) methodologies to assist industry to lower costs through reduced energy, water and materials usage, and waste management. It is hosted by the CSIR on behalf of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti).

It focuses on key sectors identified in government’s Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) as important drivers of industry competitiveness, economic growth and job creation.

The NCPC-SA 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), with the NCPC-SA Director currently the president of the African body.

Subsidised assessments

At this stage, the RECP assessments facilitated by the NCPC-SA are offered at little or no cost to companies as they are subsidised by the dti. Energy, water and material assessments are conducted to identify opportunities to lower consumption and thus production costs. Waste assessments assist to understand a company’s waste generation profile and identify opportunities for improvement.


In the news 2014
The National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA), together with the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), hosted the National Workshop on Sustainable Development at the CSIR in Pretoria last week.   The workshop, entitled “A Decade of Sustainable... More detail
The work of the NCPC-SA and its Industrial Energy Efficiency Project always achieves the best results when industry organisations partner and take up the torch of resource efficiency. One such example is the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) Eastern Cape. More detail
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