1991

Founded to assist companies to know and comply with environmental law

1991

1995

Added OHS

1995

1996

First ISO 14001 Certified Site in SA: Legal Register

1996

2001

Legal Registers on CD Rom

2001

2007

First Web-based Legal Register

2007

2012

S&L Platform Released

2012

2013

Energy Legal Register Released

2013

2014

Food Safety Legal Register Released

2014

2015

Rebranded to Standards & Legal

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2015

Standards & Legal network launch

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2015

ESG Obligations Known. ESG Obligations Met.

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Formerly trading as The Environmental Law Consultancy (“The ELC”), our company was established in 1991 by Llewellyn Botha (BA (Hons), MA, Dip. Law). Its aim: to assist organisations and individuals with the law and related issues affecting environmental management in South Africa.

It was the first such consultancy to be established in South Africa.

In 1995, The ELC began providing occupational health and safety legal compliance services.

In 1996, The ELC assisted the first ISO 14001-certified site in South Africa to achieve certification, by providing a site-specific environmental legislation register.

Since the success of our first online legislation register, first published in 2007, we set out in 2012, to create a cutting-edge and best of breed governance platform.

Finalised by January 2013, the new system, titled the Standards & Legal Platform, has set the benchmark in governance platforms.

In another first, in April 2013, Standards & Legal provided the energy Legal Register (a component of its S&L Platform) for the first site to be ISO 50001-certified in South Africa.

In 2014, the scope of the Standards & Legal Platform was extended to include Food Safety (as required by FSSC ISO 22000) and in 2015, Information Management legislation and other legal requirements (including the requirements of ISO 27001) were added.

Future of Legal Compliance Management and Sustainability Governance

With almost 25 years of experience, Standards & Legal is as committed as ever to taking the stress out of legal requirements and management obligations so that you can move beyond compliance and build strategically and sustainably.

Moving forward, the Standards & Legal Platform is being extended to include all legislation and other legal requirements contemplated by environmental, social and corporate governance (“ESG”) in Sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.

In order to achieve this goal, the Standards & Legal Partners network was launched in 2015, enabling a broad range of ESG legal compliance and management system services through a network of trusted partners.

Standards & Legal is a level 4 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment contributor, and is 36% Black Women Owned.