Mandate and Objectives

The National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa is a government programme, reporting to the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), that drives the transition of South African industry towards a low carbon economy through appropriate resource efficient and cleaner production interventions. 


The NCPC-SA’s vision is to be South Africa’s centre of excellence in resource efficient and cleaner production. 



The NCPC-SA’s mission is to drive resource efficient and cleaner production in industrial and selected commercial sectors by equipping industry to do business in an efficient, sustainable and competitive manner, contributing to a low carbon and green economy.


This is achieved through the following four strategic objectives:

1.    Industrial sector competitiveness through resource efficient and cleaner production (RECP)
2.    RECP capacity building and green skills development
3.    Supporting the transition of industry to a low carbon economy 
4.    Policy advice, advocacy and demonstrating the impact of RECP