Our Services

Catalyst specialises in creating
opportunities and realising material savings
throughout your business value chain.

Catalyst Solutions assists clients in identifying, accessing and maximising a range of innovation related tax incentives and grants across the globe. Innovation is a critical aspect of any successful business and several grants and tax incentives are available to help maximize the return on investment undertaken on Research and Development.

Catalyst Solutions assists by offering an end-to-end solution to access and maximise the value of the R&D Incentives on offer in various countries. We will work with you to identify which incentive is the most appropriate for your unique situation. Our service includes the application, management, calculation and all regulatory reporting requirements.

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• Research and development tax incentives
• Research and development tax grants
• South Africa, Germany, Australia and the UK.

Catalyst Solutions assist clients transition to the low carbon economy and specialises in reducing the impact on the Environment. Our services include Carbon Tax Management, taking advantage of Carbon Tax savings opportunities, Carbon & ESG Reporting, Carbon Offsets development, Carbon Offsets Trading, Carbon Neutrality, Footprinting & Strategy.

We act as trusted advisors on environmental policy, ensuring clients remain compliant with all existing regulation and reporting requirements, and engage with policy makers to ensure clients are aware of and prepared for new legislation and reporting requirements.

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Reporting – Econest is our sustainability software solution. We understand the pain points of ESG reporting and are here to ease the process. We handle the collection, collation and reporting of your ESG data, so that you don’t have to. Our aim is to free up your time, drive informed decision making and save you money. The goal of Econest is to declutter Environmental, Social and Governance data and streamline reporting of nonfinancial information.

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• Carbon Tax Management, Carbon Reporting, Carbon Offsets, Carbon Offsets Trading, Carbon Neutrality, Footprinting & Strategy
• Environmental Reporting
• Econest ESG reporting
• Environmental Tax Compliance
• Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Verification

Catalyst Solutions specializes in energy management. More specifically, our focus areas are energy assessments and building business cases aimed at improving energy efficiency, reducing energy consumption and cost, and securing energy supply.

Catalyst Solutions conducts measurement and verification (M&V) of savings to take advantage of the tax incentive opportunities on offer. This involves measurement, collection, analysis and modelling of data in order to quantify savings. M&V is an essential part of a project cycle, it is required to quantify savings realised from any energy or water efficiency and/or Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission reductions. Catalyst Solutions has a team of highly specialised Certified Measurement and Verification Professionals (CMVPs) and Certified Energy Managers (CEM) who assist companies in measuring and verifying savings from planned or implemented projects.

Catalyst Solutions is one of a few South African National Accreditation Systems (“SANAS”)-accredited inspection bodies for the measurement and verification of energy savings in terms of section 12L of the Income Tax Act. Our services are performed in terms of International and National standards ISO/IEC 17020 and SANS 50010.

We are also a SANAS-accredited body for Energy Performance Certificate (“EPCs”) and can help you to get an EPC in place for your building.

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for Buildings

The South African Department of Mineral Resources and Energy released regulations requiring owners of specific buildings to have Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) in place for those buildings by December 2022.

The buildings required to have EPCs are as follows:
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• Energy Savings Assessments
(including fuel saving initiatives)
• Energy Performance Optimisation
• Alternative Energy Advisory
• Section 12L Energy Efficiency Tax Incentive
• Energy Measurement & Verification
• Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)
Catalyst Process

The South African Government provides various incentive programmes in the form of cash grants and tax incentives to promote capital investments, job creation & skills development, increased competitiveness, alternative energy investments, energy efficiency, sustainability and investments into priority sectors identified in an effort to positively contribute to the country’s economy.

Catalyst Solutions will work with you on a strategy to take advantage of the opportunities on offer and assist you throughout the application and claiming process. Catalyst is experienced in blended finance models for new or expansion projects as well as preferential funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. We also have a dedicated offering to assist you in transforming your supply chain and assist with localisation initiatives.

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• Tax Incentives
• Government Grants
• Blended Finance Advisory and Fund Raising (Green and other investments)
• Supplier and Enterprise Development
• Localisation Initiatives