Ecolution Consulting

Sustainability consulting firm

Cape Town, Western Province

South Africa

www.ecolution.co.za

About Ecolution Consuling

Ecolution Consulting is a professional sustainability consulting firm that provides expert insights, solutions and consulting services for businesses in any industry and buildings of any nature. Ecolution’s services assist clients who are striving to be an environmentally responsible business, as well as being recognized as such.

Their solutions not only focus on sustainability, but the holistic benefits it provides; from financial profitability to operational efficiency as well as brand exposure and trust. Their commitment is to always to stay abreast of the cutting edge solutions and technologies that exist in the market place, whilst innovating their strategies and methods to achieve more successful, efficient and healthier buildings, work places and communities.

We believe that B-Corp will give us the leverage and network to create a combined force, alongside our clients, to act as a catalyst for a change towards bettering our world.

The Change We Seek®

Ecolution Consulting was established by André Harms in 2011 after he spent over a year in Antarctica from 2010 to 2011 working for the South African National Antarctic Programme at their Antarctic research station as the team leader and mechanical engineer.

It was there that his passion for the environment was brought face to face with the critical situation the planet is facing. Living for 14 months in complete isolation with his small team he became acutely aware of mankind’s reliance on energy and other resources, as well as our propensity to produce waste. 

Currently building’s account for one third of the global greenhouse gas emissions, 40% of the world’s energy consumption and 25% of the world’s water consumption. This in turn means there is a phenominal opportunity that exists in the building industry to reduce our global environmental impact and live, work and play in better spaces.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

October 2016
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

26
18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

30
N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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6
Overall B Score
96
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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