Envirofit was founded on the idea that enterprise principles can transform the development of household and commercial energy technologies for people living in extreme energy poverty. In 2003, Envirofit set out to change the way energy products were developed for people living in remote parts of the world. With a goal of improving harmful traditional cooking methods, Envirofit innovated a product line of aesthetic, high performance cookstoves tailored to the needs of customers in emerging and underdeveloped markets. Years of consumer research and product development proved that people who lack access to electricity and clean cooking solutions do desire and will buy high quality products that can improve their lives.
Today, Envirofit has grown from a business with one product to a global company serving over five million people, with over a dozen user-designed products and regional headquarters in East Africa, West Africa, Asia, and Latin America that offer the local production and distribution of clean cookstoves.
Business for Good
They believe that developing business opportunities is the most sustainable approach to help people make smarter decisions for themselves and build better lives through innovative cooking solutions.
Built for Scale
Global challenges require large-scale solutions. With nearly half of the global population still living in energy poverty, Envirofit invests in developing and bringing to the market scalable solutions that will improve the access and adoption of clean energy solutions on a global scale.
Consumer Centered Design
Envirofit believes that everyone across the world is united in an ambition to live a healthy, productive, and meaningful life. Consumers are at the center of their product design, and behavior change depends on their satisfaction. They create smart products to help their consumers make smart decisions.
Creating access to clean energy technology involves more than a technology revolution – it requires innovation along the entire value chain, from product manufacturing and sales to marketing and customer service. Over the past decade, Envirofit has developed and scaled a social venture committed to serving a global community. This model has helped support the creation of markets that address consumer preferences, create access to new technology, and develop business partnerships with the capacity and commitment to support customers after they’ve purchased Envirofit products.