Who we are
Improved Cookstoves (ICS) reduce wood fuel used for cooking by up to 70%, which equals up to 6 tonnes of CO2 emissions reductions per stove per year. ICS also burn wood fuel at a much higher temperature than traditional stoves; this dramatically reduces smoke and consequent incidents of respiratory illness in women and children.
Safe Water Systems (SWS), such as ceramic water filters, eliminate the need to burn wood fuel to boil water, which is the only option for millions of rural households if they want to prevent incidents of fatal water-borne illnesses like diarrhoea and schistosomiasis. Replacing water boiling can reduce up to 3 tonnes of CO2 emissions per water filter per year.
Regenerative grazing is a management technique to restore grassland ecosystems and sequester carbon in the soil at a rate of between 1.5 and 3 tonnes per hectare per year. Regenerative grazing projects also provide social and economic benefits to the often-marginalized communities that rely on livestock farming for their livelihoods by providing education, support services and financial incentives for participating in a coordinated management plan.
We operate in 6 countries and have created over 150 local jobs through our projects.
Our projects fulfil the following United Nations Social Development Goals:
Good Health and Well-being
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Clean Water and Sanitation
Affordable and Clean Energy
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Life and Land
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
TASC’s executive directors – Alick, Ian and Nick – were involved in the founding of ICECAP, a pioneering carbon credit origination and trading business established in 2003. ICECAP managed €500 million in carbon project assets, reducing 40 million tonnes of Co2 emissions. ICECAP Made history by setting up one of the first private sector funds, and they were also the first to sell derivative contracts and structure floating price Emissions Reduction Purchase Agreements (ERPAs).
ICECAP originated carbon credits from over 80 different projects in countries such as China, India, Peru, and South Africa. These projects used a variety of methods, including renewable energy, capturing gas from landfills, reducing emissions from coal mines, harnessing hydro power, wind power and using waste heat to generate electricity.
In 2009, the partners established a spin-off company, 3 Rocks Ltd, which developed the first improved cookstove carbon credit project in Zambia. Their experience proved invaluable when they established TASC in the autumn of 2019. Carbon markets had stuttered over the prior decade, but several global events gave the founders confidence that the time was right to re-enter the market – this time as TASC. In just three years, TASC has become the largest carbon credit developer in South Africa and a leading developer of carbon credits in the Southern African region.
TASC endeavours to provide its customers with durable, best-in-class products that have been developed using systems of continuous research, refinement and, quality control. We choose suppliers based on their outstanding performance and ability to deliver, as well as their commitment to providing exceptional customer service and aftercare.
We work with implementation partners who have strong relationships with the communities they serve, and who deeply understand and respect the traditional customs and structures of those communities. TASC carefully selects partners with a robust local infrastructure who are dedicated to improving the lives and livelihoods of local communities, prioritize transparency and operate with integrity.
BURN Manufacturing (Kenya) designs, manufactures, and distributes fuel efficient cooking appliances that deliver transformative social, financial and environmental impacts.
ROCKETWORKS (South Africa): Since 2013, Rocketworks has been producing efficient, high grade stainless steel cookstoves that improve the lives of rural people and the environment whilst reducing smoke related illness and death.
KRUGER TO CANYONS BIOSPHERE: K2C is a non-profit company which implements a range of conservation and sustainable development projects in the Kruger to Canyons Biosphere region of South Africa.
SPOUTS of Water LTD has been producing the Purifaaya ceramic water filter as an effective, sustainable and easy to use solution for providing safe water to East Africa since 2012.
PowerSolve is a SAAS solution that helps automate the distribution and management of carbon reduction devices across projects and locations with and without internet access. The software is designed to simplify carbon reduction data collection and get carbon projects verification-ready.
MOGOLAKWENA TRAINING CENTRE: was established to develop sustainable solutions to the land reform and community agriculture challenges facing rural communities, in collaboration with government and industry.
Meat Naturally NPC (South Africa): partners with NGOs to offer rural farmers formal training on regenerative grazing techniques, rangeland restoration practices and cattle management.
Cicada Carbon is a team of cross-sector specialists building sustainable businesses which grow Zimbabwe’s natural, social and financial capital.