About Us

Established over 20 years ago, the GreenEdge mission is to use our experience and expertise to help companies and communities countrywide become leaders in sustainability. We work with a portfolio of specialist associates who are brought in according to their skillset and the job at hand, and managed through production and implementation

Founding director Hugh Tyrrell

Founding director Hugh Tyrrell is one of the pioneers of sustainable business services and green economy communications in South Africa. Author of the Nedbank-sponsored ‘Greening your Business’ e-learning programme published by Business Day, he was also founding editor of ReSource,  the SA waste management and recycling trade magazine.

Hugh is long standing member of the Institute of Waste Management, and is a leading specialist in designing communication and behaviour change campaigns to increase participation in recycling. He has a degree in Sociology and English Literature from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Married with two children, Hugh enjoys estuary fishing and compost-making, and is founder and vice-chair of NPO TreeKeepers Cape Town.

GreenEdge is carbon neutral
Our voluntary emissions offsets are purchased through PACE Credible Carbon and contribute to the Kuyasa Housing Project, Cape Town.

Level 4 EME, 100% procurement recognition and national CSD registration
GreenEdge is a Level 4 EME exempted micro-enterprise contributor with 100% procurement recognition, and is registered on the national government Central Supplier Database (CSD).

What our clients say about our work

“Hugh Tyrrell has helped us develop a world class environmental strategy. We could not have got our staff and management to the level of understanding we have without his strategic insight, clarity of communication, caring nature and passion to make it happen.”

Tom McLaughlin

Former Technical Manager: Good Business Journey, Woolworths

"Hugh has a long pedigree of delivering tangible value through green programme development and communications."

Gray Maguire

Carbon Projects Manager

Climate Neutral Group

"The Sustainability Team would like to thank Hugh for his guidance and inspiration."

Ronel Bantjes

Head: Marketing & PR, Mergence Investment Managers (Pty) Ltd

"I want to express my gratitude to GreenEdge for the vital role they have played in SBM achieving the Eco-Logic award. GreenEdge has performed extremely well at their task."

Abubaker Nackerdien

Waste Services Manager
Saldanha Bay Municipality

"As part of the company’s commitment towards being environmentally responsible, our sustainability committee members successfully completed GreenEdge’s ‘Greening your Business’ e-Learning programme, contributing significantly to the implementation of initiatives within the company.”

V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Sustainability Report

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