At Ecolution Consulting, we live, work and play sustainability. That means we don’t simply assist our clients with their sustainability and green building goals. We also work hard to set and achieve our own goals when it comes to our internal sustainability and social responsibility!
Our Sustainability Metrics
In 2019, Ecolution Consulting joined a global movement of companies committing to net zero by 2030 in time for COP 25. Ecolution was the only South African company to join the challenge, and decided to further the commitment by stating a 2025 netzero goal. This means by 2025 Ecolution will be carbon neutral in terms of our scope 1 and 2 emissions by then; aiming to reduce and then offset our impact.
Water, waste, energy & carbon
An employee “eco champion” of each environmental category has been elected within the office in order to record and drive progress, share information with the team and organise category-related outings. All progress is captured on a live dashboard and shared with the team. The eco champion categories include: water, waste, energy, procurement, carbon and employee engagement.
Regular activities are scheduled for team building and educational purposes which range from watching documentaries while ecobricking to having office braais, to visiting waste management and desalination plants. Signage is placed around the office in order to remind all employees to be sustainable in their day-to-day. During the pandemic, more virtual activities have also been organised.
Each quarter, Ecolution aims to donate a certain percentage of its person hours to giving back. Often we try to focus on using the unique skills our firm has to offer around sustainability and buildings. In the past this has included activities such as urban gardening, natural building using the eco-bricks we packed as an office, and the installation of water saving fittings at nearby schools.
Founding Bcorp (Africa)
We have committed to using business as a force for good. As such we were one of the first Bcorp certified companies in South Africa. Environment, Workers, Customers, Community and Governance were measured. In the face of the pandemic, we are no longer active members. However, we remain committed to the movement, as can be seen with our recertification in 2020.