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).

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).



  Entry requirements for EnMS and RECP expert level training



Latest News

  • Complimentary RECP & IEE training for women
    Complimentary RECP & IEE training for women

    We are proud to once again offer complimentary training to women who pre-register for our training courses during Women’s Month. 

    Written on Thursday, 02 August 2018 10:11
  • Invitation to GISP Symposium business opportunity workshop
    Invitation to GISP Symposium business opportunity workshop

    Industrial Symbiosis in action

    The NCPC-SA invites you to participate in the upcoming Gauteng Industrial Symbiosis Programme (GISP) Symposium business opportunity workshop. GISP is hosted in partnership with the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and Gauteng Department of Economic Development.

    Written on Friday, 29 June 2018 13:50
  • Actual savings for industry in water efficiency


    The Industrial Water Efficiency (IWE) Project completed its first year of operations on a high by recording actual water savings of 89 000 kl (or m3) from its very first case study. These savings translate to cost saving of R2.2 million, confirming positive rewards for industry that is willing to adopt water efficient processes and technologies.


    Written on Tuesday, 17 July 2018 09:46
  • Coega takes a step towards eco-friendly SEZ

    The NCPC-SA and Coega discuss ways for the Special Economic Zone to become an energy efficient and Eco-Industrial Park, by implementing the Centres Resource Efficients and Cleaner Production methodologies.

    Written on Monday, 02 July 2018 15:09
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