Environmental Management

Navigating environmental legislation can seem daunting but it doesn’t have to be!  Whether your aim is to reduce your environmental impact as much as possible or to attain B Corp- or ISO Certification we make it happen.

We can help you to develop a complete Environmental Management System appropriate to your business operations including strategic documentation for small to large projects.  We assist in creating site-specific environmental management plans that meet legislative requirements and provide practical advice on environmental best practice.

One of our consultants is available to attend your workplace to identify potential areas of exposure in your current environmental practices and to discuss your environmental goals.  We apply specialist knowledge to recommend solutions that will mitigate your risk and achieve legislative compliance.  

We provide coaching and support to ensure the solutions we provide are tailored your business requirements.

  • Sampling of contaminated areas; soil, water, and sediments.
  • Environmental Policy Development
  • Environmental Management Systems Accreditation
  • Project-specific Environmental Management Plans
  • Environmental Management System Audits and Gap Analysis
  • Onsite Environmental Risk Assessments
  • Environmental Communication and Consultation
  • Environmental Emergency Management
  • Environmental Best Practice
  • Environmental Performance Review

Contaminated land management

 We can provide contaminated site management services including preliminary site investigations, development of conceptual site models, sampling and analysis quality plans, detailed site investigations, human and ecological health risk assessments, remediation action plans and site remediation and validation.

FMP develops Environmental Impact Assessments & Environmental Management plans for its clients to define and understand each site’s environmental characteristics with a view to optimising project outcomes while meeting legislative obligations.

This includes assistance during the site selection/acquisition phase, conducting baseline investigations to document site characteristics, preparing environmental approval documentation, and devising robust strategies to manage a project’s environmental impacts.

Contaminated land surveys are undertaken to ensure that a site or property does not present an unacceptable risk to the health of occupiers and other users, or to environmental features such as water bodies. This is typically required where there is reason to believe the site may have been impacted by contamination from historical industrial processes or waste disposal.

Phase 1 Contaminated Land Survey – Desk Study

A phase 1 contamination survey is a necessary first step in any contaminated land assessment, as it forms the basis for all further decisions made. The majority of sites surveyed by Adeptus present negligible risk to human health or the environment, and undertaking a desk study of environmental, geological and Ordnance Survey data, regulatory records and other information, can allow this to be demonstrated without incurring the cost of mobilising equipment to site, sampling and laboratory analysis.

A site walkover survey (site reconnaissance) may also be undertaken at this stage to allow visual inspection of the site and surrounding area. This allows the desk study information to be confirmed on site, and assessment of related items such as structures, tanks, pipework, drains, ground cover, vegetation, and any adjacent land uses.

Key outputs from the phase 1 assessment are a conceptual site model (CSM) and preliminary risk assessment. These should identify all sources, pathways, and receptors present, and determine whether they present potentially significant contaminant linkages.

Phase 2 Contamination Survey – Site Investigation

Phase 2 investigation is undertaken to gather numerical data on potential soil contamination or groundwater contamination, and to enable the degree of risk to be assessed quantitatively. Soil, sediments and/or water samples are taken from various locations and depths, based on the findings of the phase 1 desk study and potentially significant risks identified.

The samples then undergo testing for a range of contaminants of concern, as also determined in the phase 1 report. This allows a quantitative measure of risk to be produced by comparing the results obtained with either published screening criteria (generic quantitative risk assessment – GQRA), or site-specific assessment criteria (detailed quantitative risk assessment – GQRA).

The scope and nature of phase 2 surveys and contamination testing can vary significantly based on the site, proposed use and contaminant linkages requiring investigation. For many such sites, a simple soil contamination survey consisting of two to three small samples will be sufficient to discharge planning conditions. For larger and more complicated sites, an investigation may require machine excavated trial pits, the drilling of boreholes, or the installation of monitoring wells for gas or groundwater monitoring.

You can be assured that when engaging the professional advice of leading consultant such as Adeptus, these works will be specified to provide the required outcome.

Strategic Sustainability & Circular Economy Services

 To fully transition to a sustainable society, commitments and targets are no longer enough. 

In times of rapidly unfolding environmental crises and rising public demand for sustainable practices, businesses are increasingly being held to account for their carbon, water and ecological footprints.

By developing a sustainable business practice you can future-proof your business and add value to strengthen your brand, your reputation, and your sense of pride – while leaving a legacy of sustainability.

We all want the best outcome for our environment, and our businesses. However, navigating your way through the constantly evolving landscape of sustainable business practice is a complex journey – so we’re here to guide you. Whether you’re a small grassroots business or an international organisation, our bespoke consultancy services will help you manage your responsibilities to ensure the best environmental outcomes for future generations, and that your business remains resilient for generations to come.

 At FRISK Miljöpartner  we are agents for positive change and well versed in all aspects of sustainability. Our strong track record of accomplishing goals sets us apart, and we are dedicated to helping humanity in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

We use our strong principles to help organisations navigate the complexities and difficulties of sustainability, so they can effectively tackle the problems they can control.

We like to think outside the box.  In developing your risk controls and systems our team will strive to provide solutions that are sustainable and minimise the impact on the environment.

We aim to assist clients in developing Circular Economy strategies as part of their core business values to provide a long-term sustainable future.

These strategies become core elements of our Integrated Management Systems with focus on the following key areas;

  • Circle Economy & Lifestyle Thinking; Lifecycle analysis, Circular economy strategy, Materials & resource optimisation
  • Waste stream audits and recommendations to reduce cost and environmental impacts.
  • ESG & Strategy; Corporate and industry ESG strategy, Materiality assessments, Risk, governance & due diligence
  • Leadership & transformation; Organisational and cultural change, Skills, education, capability and capacity development. Behaviour change and mitigation programs through board, leadership and executive engagement and coaching.
  • Measurement and evaluation, Implementation and action planning, Impact measurement and analysis
  • Reporting and disclosure
  • General audits with recommendations to reduce cost and carbon impacts.

We work with clients to analyse and improve all parts of their business to ensure an improved triple bottom line.

A sustainable business which incorporates Circular Economy principles will not only help protect its own future but will also assist the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).

We focus on six key areas:

  1. Carbon neutrality
    To help your business reduce its carbon footprint, we work alongside you towards achieving Carbon Neutral Certification, via greenhouse gas emissions tracking and reductions, and providing energy efficiency guidance.
  2. Climate Change
    Our approach to Climate Action Planning focuses on gaining a holistic understanding of your organisational environmental footprint and vulnerabilities, to understand how you may be contributing to, and affected by climate risk. We will collaborate with you to develop a short to long-term action plan, identifying and developing your organisational priorities, goals and actions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to a changing climate. 
  3. Sustainability reporting
    To ensure corporate accountability and robust risk-management, we provide integrated sustainability disclosure and reporting through Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) – the international founders and leaders in sustainability reporting standards.
  4. Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
    Whether it’s through the use of natural resources or operations within the environment, all projects and businesses have a degree of impact on the natural environment. To manage the environmental outcomes from your business, we’ll guide you through the planning process to identify potential impacts and provide measures and controls to manage and minimise them. Our Environmental Management Systems include an implementation and monitoring framework tailored to your business, and ongoing systematic performance assessments to measure your business’s environmental footprint.
  5. Sustainable supply chain management
    With businesses increasingly being held responsible for sustainable supply chain management, we focus on ensuring transparency in your procurement process to achieve traceable, ethical, environmental and responsible sourcing. Throughout this process we work closely with you to ingrain the values of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
  6. Waste audit and education
    Waste management is a key factor in sustainable business practice, so our in-house education sessions and waste reduction initiatives will ensure you minimise your waste footprint and transition away from single-use consumables.