Founded to assist companies to know and comply with environmental law


Added OHS


First ISO 14001 Certified Site in SA: Legal Register


Legal Registers on CD Rom


First Web-based Legal Register


S&L Platform Released


Energy Legal Register Released


Food Safety Legal Register Released


Rebranded to Standards & Legal


Standards & Legal network launch


ESG Obligations Known. ESG Obligations Met.

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.

In 2015, Standards & Legal expanded into the UK.

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 internationally.

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.