Social Impact

ADTech researches current best practices regarding social and environmental impact towards solving social issues at scale. Business can only thrive in a strong society. Society, in turn, can only prosper if its needs are being met by a healthy natural environment. These relationships can best be described as nested dependencies.

 

We undertake a detailed analysis of the problems we aim to solve to ensure we address the underlying cause and not just the symptoms.

 

As described by the Future-Fit business benchmark our solutions are aimed at being:

 

1. Socially just,

2. Economically inclusive, and

3. Environmentally restorative.

 

Through a combination of expertise in business and technological development, ADTech has assisted a number of partners with implementing environmentally conscious impact solutions that utilise technology, while also investing in capacity building in communities and strong partnerships in the social innovation space.

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Our current Impact projects

Small-scale and backyard food gardens

Providing workshops and training material on permaculture and regenerative farming principles, our consultants run workshops to teach individuals the principles and techniques required to design and manage their own gardens to assist with food security and nutrition.  These gardens not only produce organic vegetables, fruits and herbs but also support local biodiversity and social benefits attached to gardening.

 

Landscaping and Vertical Gardens

A dedicated department provides high-end and practical landscaping services and solutions to both corporate and private clients. We utilise environmentally restorative designs and create social impact by incorporating beneficiaries of previous training projects in our supply chain. Our focus ranges from consultation, design, implementation and maintenance of outdoor spaces as well as indoor modular vertical garden installations. We believe that each garden and landscape is unique in character and therefore we use this as a design tool to design with nature and meet each clients' requirements. In this way, we establish aesthetic and functional landscapes that will thrive in the future.

 

Carbon Mitigation

Biogas systems to organic waste sources 

Organic waste currently presents a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions. Organic waste can however be an extremely valuable resource that can provide clean energy and organic fertilizer. Our goal is to educate, create awareness and provide the necessary information and evidence to implement systems that incorporate biogas. For instance, soup kitchens can utilise biogas from a biodigester for their daily cooking, and with the fuel required for their biodigester being the kitchen waste, vegetable offcuts and even rotten fruit and vegetables from their suppliers. This not only reduces the energy bill of the soup kitchen, but further produces organic fertilizer that can be used for a food garden or traded with local small scale farmers.