Nova has years of experience working on the interface between industries and surrounding communities, in search of synergy and interaction that are beneficial for both.

Our expertise is to approach and engage communities to participate in projects. We believe in the merits of following a results-based finance approach where project outcomes have to be monitored and evaluated against rigorous science-based targets.

Nova renders services to industries related to:

• Environmental offsetting

• SHE compliance

• Corporate social responsibility

• Carbon neutrality

• Community health and quality of life

• Absenteeism

Nova does qualitative and quantitative surveys to determine the quality of life status of communities. Our general household survey includes aspects such as demographics, health and well-being, services and infrastructure, safety and security, and education. We also do detailed household surveys focused on domestic energy use, domestic waste and domestic water use.

Industries also approach us to research and find solutions for specific challenges such as health related absenteeism and to measure the impact of particular interventions on the quality of life of households in their vicinities.

Several industries have procured services and products from Nova over the years including  Sasol, Eskom, Anglo, Lonmin, Nedbank, Imtech, GSK, Glencore (Xtrata), ABC Hanson and others.