Environmental Management &
Sustainability

Environmental Credentials with an Ethical Approach

Environmental Management Systems (EMS) have been part of Feddersen Consulting Group’s services for many years. Our EMS clients range from contractors who desire to demonstrate their ethical environmental and sustainability commitment to those who have a contractual requirement to implement a certified ISO14001 Environmental Management system.

Our environmental consulting service, credentials and ethical approach have seen us engaged by many clients including the PNG Government’s Department of Environment and Conservation to write the current Code of Practice for the Palm Oil Processing Industry in PNG. Our expertise in environmental safety management is valued worldwide.

In Australia, our environmental management and sustainability systems clients range from contractors in regional New South Wales to national clients with offices in all Capital Cities.

Sustainability – Responsible, Safe and Sensitive

Sustainability incorporates operating in an environmentally responsible, safe and socially caring and economically responsible manner whilst achieving desired outcomes.

FCG assists clients achieve certification as sustainable by developing and documenting management systems that meets the specified sustainability requirements yet are practicable, workable and readily adopted by local management. In our environmental sustainability consulting, we engage with local communities to achieve the best possible outcomes for them and our clients.

The Palm Oil and Cotton Industries have benefitted from FCG’s advice and support. We have advised clients in locations as diverse as Papua New Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo on meeting requirements for certification to their selected standard or requirement including the Sustainable Palm Oil RSPO Principles and Criteria, EU agricultural import requirements, Global GAP, SAN and others. Two of our consultants are approved Better Cotton Initiative Consultants.

Sustainability for the Palm Oil Industry has been a key role of FGC for more than fifteen years. A member of the Round table on Sustainable Palm Oil, (RSPO) an organisation with members from the Industry, Environmental NGOs, Governments, Processors and Consumers, we provide a consulting service to growers and processors to assist them in meeting the requirements to be Certified as Sustainable with the associated environmental benefits whilst lifting people out of poverty.

This involves working with employees, their families, external communities, Non-Government Organisations and Company Management to identify areas where sustainable performance can be improved and recommend on solutions.

Key areas of compliance include Legal Compliance, Social Responsibility, Safety of Workers and all Stakeholders and Responsible Environmental Behaviour. Our agricultural experience and engineering capability equip us particularly well to provide reliable and cost effective advice and guidance.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Environmental Management System?

An environmental management system is a structured system designed to help organisations manage their environmental impacts and improve environmental performance and acountablitiy for  its products, services, and activities.

Feddersen Consulting Group can assist in developing environmental management systems that comply with the following: ISO:14001:2015

How do we get ISO certified?

Once you have implemented your management system an auditor from a Certification Body will sight objective evidence to support conformity with each of the sub-clauses (clause 4-10) of the ISO Standard e.g., ISO:9001 Quality Management Systems.  We will assist in the development of the management system and ensure that it meets all of the requirements prior to the certification audit.

The auditor will identify any areas of the organisation’s system that may need improvement or are doing well. The certification process is a good way to encourage consistent improvement for the organisation.