We offer 30 years of ‘Boots to Boardroom’ environment and social expertise. As a trusted advisor in environmental management and impact assessment, our depth of knowledge and experience in ecology, social, heritage, planning, assessment, and broad environmental management is of immense value when assisting clients with sustainability needs. All the work we do at Umwelt contributes to improving ESG performance from informing policy settings, to corporate frameworks and systems, through project and program delivery, to ongoing management, monitoring and reporting.
All leading organisations seek to measure, report and demonstrate continuous improvement in economic, environmental, and social sustainability.
Navigating the dynamic processes of environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) can be complex, with legal and policy requirements to consider including:
Carbon policy and Net Zero targets
Nature positive policies and biodiversity targets
Growing market advantage of sustainable business practices
Employee expectations of company sustainability policy
Requirements for business to provide evidence of suppliers’ sustainability policies and practices
We are in the business of delivering sustainability in every service we offer
Sustainable project development and workable approvals
Understand and enhance nature, biodiversity and cultural values
ESG future-proofing for business
Improve operational environmental performance
Understand, reduce and manage environmental and social impacts
Enhancement of social licence to operate
Sustainability Strategy and Planning
A strong awareness of what sustainability means to your business is the key starting point for a positive journey. Sustainability is a business levels concept and is most effectively embedded at the top level of an organisation policy and practice. High quality ESG performance assists in achieving your sustainability goals and progressing your sustainability journey.
We can assist on your end-to-end journey or anywhere in between.
Our circular process will include to Commit, Analyse/Assess, Define the path, Implement, Measure, Disclose.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Pathway to Net Zero
There is a greater focus at the executive level of organisations to address energy consumption and operational emissions.
We undertake Greenhouse Gas Emissions studies for organisations to:
Understand and calculate their emissions profile
Investigate the implement practicable emissions reduction outcomes
Develop a strategy to achieve net zero emissions with short, medium and long term targets
With changing policy and legislative landscapes relating to Net Zero, organisations are increasingly realising the value of developing solid strategy and actions relating to climate change and sustainability
NGERs and Safeguard
The 2023 amendments to the National Greenhouse and Energy (NGER) scheme through the implementation of declining safeguard baselines presents both a challenge and opportunity to corporates.
We look forward to assisting corporates across all industries to determine any issues.
Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA)
Resource, infrastructure, business, agriculture, health and manufacturing industries are being encouraged or required to consider the potential risks posed by climate change.
The global financial lending sector has been a key driver of CCRA for several years and the Australian banking sector is rapidly catching up. The development of organisational understanding and appreciation of climate related risk is key to satisfying lenders, investors, insurers, and shareholders.
We facilitate organisational understanding and response of CCRA by:
Identifying climate related risks
Evaluating climate risk management
Prioritising key climate related risks
Identifying mitigation measures
Biodiversity and Sustainability
As biodiversity is rapidly moving towards being the new “net zero” we are uniquely placed to combine our high level and high quality strategic, sustainability and biodiversity skills to assist corporates across all industry understand, prepare and respond to the changing policy landscape and the Nature Positive and Natural Capital challenges and opportunities ahead.