BECO, Institute for Sustainable Business
BECO, Institute for Sustainable Business PTY (Ltd) (BECO-ISB) is a sustainability consultancy institute specialised in strategic environmental management issues. Its philosophy is based on the principles of “prevention is better than cure”, and its experiences are based on taking a systems view of sustainability.
BECO-ISB is 50% Black Owned and scores above 110% on the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment score card, in accordance with South African legislation.
BECO-ISB has extensive experience in the following:-
Integrated waste management
Training (SETA accredited) & Capacity building
Corporate Social Responsibility & Governance
Energy efficiency, energy audits and energy policies
Environmental management systems (ISO 14000, OHS & Legal compliance and Due diligence audits)
Climate change (Carbon neutrality, Carbon foortprint )
Environmentally sound product development (eco-design) and cradle to cradle, including Life Cycle Assessments (LCA)
Water and Waste water management
BECO-ISB offers practical, cost reducing solutions and works for both private sector and government sector in South Africa and abroad. Some of BECO-ISB's strengths:-
High quality services based on practical advise, and focussing on cost reduction;
Extensive expertise in energy and environmental projects in industri¬al and non-industrial enterprises;
Extensive international network of contacts in the area of energy efficiency and strategic environmental management;
Extensive knowledge of Best Available Techniques and prevention measures;
Strong international academic network and support;
BECO-ISB has offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town and employs 8 consultants, all with a diverse skills base. Besides its wide international network, BECO-ISB has an associated partner with a presence in The Netherlands, Belgium, and China: The BECO Group, with more than 50 consultants. The BECO Group is a partner of the Inogen ® Environmental Alliance (www.inogenet.com ).
A broad consul¬tancy capacity is ensured by the diverse back¬grounds of the consul¬tants: business administ¬rati-on, management of technology, product development, chemis¬try, chemi¬cal techno¬lo¬gy, biology, proces¬s techno¬logy, agricultural science, etc. For more information visit our website at http://www.beco.co.za