Future Environment Services


Environment, Water & Energy Services

·         Environmental & Social Impact Assessments (ESIA)

·         Environmental Management Systems (EMS)

·         Environmental Problem Solving and Performance Enhancement

·         Energy Conservation

·         Waste Management

·         Water Resource Management

 

 

Environmental & Social Impact Assessment, ESIA

 

Due to the increasing emphasis on Environmental Compliance as a legal requirement; organisations and decision makers have become aware of the need and importance of assessing the impacts of any proposed project (or expansion of current process/activities) on the environment, social and economic aspects.

 

Accordingly, Environmental Reviews are conducted by organisations to achieve and demonstrate sound environmental performance by controlling the impact of their activities and considering all environmental aspects. Generally such reviews cover:

 

       1.         Legislative requirements.

       2.         Identification of significant environmental aspects.

       3.         Examination of all existing environmental management practices

 

Furthermore, Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA’s) and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS’s) are provided by the organisations to assist in predicting the impacts or changes a new activity or project may have on the surroundings. E.g. generation of wastewater, air emissions/pollutants, consumption of natural resources, effect on flora and fauna, socio-economic effects, and any other changes that may take place, whether beneficial or adverse.

 

Such studies will require the involvement of specialists from different sectors to have a comprehensive, realistic and reliable study. For that, Future Environment cooperates with a number of specialists in different fields to optimise their expected benefits for organisations while taking into consideration all environmental values in light of detailed environmental studies and public comments on the potential environmental impacts of projects.

 

 

Environmental Management Systems, EMS (ISO 14000)

 

During the last two decades, environmental awareness among people, and consequently organizations, has shown an impressive change towards reservation of natural resources and reducing the impacts of their activities on the environment.

 

In order to provide organizations intending to improve their Environmental Performance with guidelines to build their own Environment Management Systems (EMS), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) issued the ISO 14000 standard in the year 1996. This standard, along with other supplementary standards provide the guidelines for building an internal management system that deals with sources of pollution within organizations leading to the improvement in their Environmental Performance.

 

Being ISO 14000 Certified clarifies that the organization is aware of impacts of its activities/products/services on the environment and has set actions to control these activities and to comply with the applicable legal and other applicable regulations.

 

Future Environment’s Management has recruited a group of professional engineers (Chemical, Environmental and Industrial Engineers) to assist companies in building their Environment Management Systems, who are highly capable of maximizing the expected benefits from implementing such a system.

 

 

Environmental Problem Solving and Performance Enhancement

 

Lots of organizations are facing problems demonstrating sound compliance to environmental legal requirements. This is mainly due to the lack of environmental aspects’ consideration at the initial organizations ‘construction planning stages.

 

Future Environment can provide different types of organization with high level of technical support to identify the major sources of environmental problems and propose solutions to enhance the environmental performance of the organization.

 

Such studies are tailored in a manner that best suits our customers’ needs and expectations in solving their environment-related problems in a highly professional and scientific manner. To optimize the expected gains of such studies, Future Environment subcontracts with experts in the related field of service/industry to come up with reasonable, technically valid solutions of the existing environmental problems.

 

Energy Conservation

 

One of the major operating expenses for different types of industries is related to energy (electricity and fuel) consumption. Energy Conservation studies focus on studying the different processes that are taking place (including a Technical Study of the performance of equipment) and determining the key sources of high consumption of energy. These studies shall include recommendations for improvement to reduce the rate of energy consumption along with the expected consumption reduction percentages.

 

An initial scientific estimation of the expected reduction in energy consumption is 15-30% for most of the Jordanian industries, when conducting an efficient Energy Conservation Study.

 

Waste Management

 

Waste management has become one of the main challenges facing countries in recent times. It has a direct impact on the quality of the surrounding environment due to its linkage to the population, economical and urban development. Generally, waste management procedures undergo four main stages, these are (Reduction, Reuse and Recycle), (Collection and Sorting), (Transportation) and (Treatment and Disposal).

 

Future Environment can provide different organisations with the support to assess opportunities for the application of the 3R’s principle or sorting at source and other solid waste management procedures.

 

Water Management

 

Due to the lack of water resources in Jordan, it is very crucial to maximize the utilization of the available resources in order not to face a water crisis in the future.

 

Future Environment specialized staff can provide assistance in the identification of available water resources and utilization of existing resources according to the varying water demand. Such assistance, provided mainly to the public sector, rely primarily on review of the available information “desk reviews”, surveys topographical, geological, and water studies of the potential water resources areas/basins.

 

Expected output includes water availability, exploration and exploitation expenses, construction requirements, delivery requirements and expenses.

 


 

Management Consulting                                                                                                   

 

Future Environment provides a range of professional services that help managers to analyze and solve practical problems and improve their organizational performance through improving their organizational management practices.

 

Our Management Consulting services aims at:

-          Achieving Purposes and Objectives like sectoral leadership, competitive advantage, customer satisfaction, high internal and external performance and excellence, profitability and growth, etc.

-          Solving Management and Business Problems through identifying diagnosing causes, and solving problems concerning different areas and aspects of management and business. These problems could be internal and external roots that need to be clearly identified to be effectively solved.

-          Identifying New Opportunities is another face of services provided by our consultants. Through research and acquired and acquired knowledge and expertise of local and international markets, our consultants can assist organizations in finding and evaluating new opportunities that will add to the development and prosperity to these organizations in finding and evaluating new opportunities that will add to the development and prosperity to these organizations. This includes developing new markets and products, using state-of-the-art technologies, improving quality, enhancing image, motivating staff, resources optimization and utilization, etc.

-          Enhancing Learning, which is considered as the major part of our consulting services. It aims at educating (training) staff on how to manage better for themselves by acquiring our consultant’s special technical and managerial knowledge keeping in mind that our services aims at “helping our customers to help themselves”.

-          Implementing changes by helping the different levels of staff in understating the purpose and expected benefits of these changes and living with the changes instead of accepting changes as an inevitable decision or through the common “take it or leave it” strategy. This service will help organizations in implementing changes in a smooth manner and ensures the effectiveness of these changes in achieving their targets.

Management consulting services provided includes: 

·         Feasibility Studies and Market Research

·         Business  and Strategic Planning

·         Work and Project Management and Evaluation

·         Institutional Development

 

 

Feasibility Studies and Market Research

 

Due to the current economic situation in Jordan, it is very crucial to well study the feasibility of introducing new industries or services. This study will identify the size of internal and external markets, existing competitors along with any expected exporting obstacles.

 

Since any feasibility study requires a professional, specialized technical study, Future Environment requires the guidance and assistance of professionals specialized in the product/services studied, who have a sufficient background in the technical difficulties that might affect the execution of the potential project.

Business and Strategic Planning

 

It is considered a very essential step for newly established organizations or expansions of existing activities to determine all required resources along with the expected market share and competition expectations. In order to have a comprehensive Business Plan, the following should be taken into consideration:

 

  • The proposed internal management system.
  • The marketing Plan.
  • The financial Plan, demonstrating the required financial resources
  • Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) Analysis.

               

The Business Plan is to be used as a base for launching new organizations or activities within existing organizations. Therefore, a business plan must be based on realistic information concerning business requirements and market predictions in order to have realistic, reliable and efficient Business Plan.

 

In order to be able to provide organizations with efficient Business Planning services, Future Environment subcontracts parts of the activities required in business planning with local professionals to ensure full Customer Satisfaction. These parts include Marketing, Planning, Market Surveys and Financial and Public Relations Analysis.

 

Work Management

 

Many organizations in Jordan are facing real problems in managing their internal activities. These managerial problems vary from best utilization of time (productivity), through internal communications, to relations with external parties (suppliers, regulatory bodies, etc.)

 

The aim of the service provided herewith includes studying the entire internal system (including technical activities taking place) in order to determine the weakness points and possible improvements.

 

To conduct such a service efficiently, a combination of specialized efforts is required such a combination includes the involvement of industrial engineers, management consultants, socio-economics and qualified technical support in the field being studied.

 

Future Environment has recruited a team of consultants that can execute such services in a quality level that exceeds customer expectations in cooperation with subcontractors who shall provide a high level of technical support.

 

Institutional Development

 

The institutional development services provided at Future Environment aims to support the organisations and clients in several aspects, these include:

 

  • Business Process Improvement
  • Human Resources Management (HRM)
  • Organisational Restructuring

 

Depending on the needs of each client and whether it required mapping and streamlining of an existing process, development of management systems, development of human resource management systems or the assessment of the client organisations structure, process and systems.  Future environment will ensure to propose and deliver to its clients the most preferable and adoptable approaches in order to enhance and improve their efficiency and effectiveness.

 

 

Management Systems

Among the different international standards issued by International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to be adopted by various organizations, Future Environments assists’ organisations in acquiring the following:

·         Quality Management Systems Consultancy (ISO 9001)

·         Occupational Health and Safety (OHSAS 18001)

·         Laboratory Accreditation (ISO/IEC 17025)

·         Performance Excellence in Public Sector

·         Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

·         Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)

·         Conformity de European (CE Marking)

·         Joint Commission International (JCI) Accreditation

 

 

Quality Management System (ISO 9000) Consultancy

 

The Quality Management System (QMS) series of standards (ISO 9000) is the most world-wild recognized. This is due to proven adoption efficiency by different organizations and the applicability of these standards requirements to any type of industry or service.

 

This series of standards provides the basic, minimal requirements of having an efficient internal management system. In other words, these standards’ requirements provide the organizations with a system to control all activities within the organization in a manner that guarantees customer satisfaction, the first time, and every time. This satisfaction is based on the clear identification of the organization’s customers, their requirements, and ensuring the ability to fulfil these requirements.

 

Recently, and under the adopted World Trade Organization agreements, it became a basic requirement for industrial organizations having exporting intentions to be ISO 9000 certified in order to be able to export goods to certain markets, especially the European markets.

 

Future Environment’s Management has a qualified group of consultants assigned to assist organizations in building their Quality Management Systems.

 

Occupational Health and Safety (OHSAS 18000)

 

All organisations have a duty of care to ensure that employees and any other person who may be affected by the companies undertaking remain safe at all times. BS OHSAS 18001 sets out the minimum requirements for occupational health and safety management best practice by identifying and managing occupational health and safety risk hazards.

 

The standard includes the requirements for occupational health and safety management good practice for any size of organization. Future environment can provide its clients with guidance to help design their own health and safety framework and accordingly set all relevant controls and processes into one management system.

 

BS OHSAS 18001 can also be adapted to all types of organizations to help eliminate or minimize operational risks and hazards; in addition, to achieving compliance with legislations, industry and customer requirements. Future environment has a group of qualified consultants that can help bring BS OHSAS 18001 into businesses or organisations for safer working conditions, improved performance, compliance with and new business opportunities. 

 

Laboratory Accreditation (ISO 17025)

 

Is the main standard used by testing and calibration laboratories and it applies directly to all organizations that produce testing and calibration results. Since its initial release, a second release was made in 2005 after it was agreed that it needed to have its quality system words more closely aligned with the 2000 version of ISO 9001.

 

The two main sections in ISO/IEC 17025 are Management Requirements and Technical Requirements. Management requirements are primarily related to the operation and effectiveness of the quality management system within the laboratory. Technical requirements include factors which determine the correctness and reliability of the tests and calibrations performed in laboratory. Generally, laboratories use ISO/IEC 17025 to implement a quality system aimed at improving their ability to consistently produce valid results.

 

Excellence in Public Sector

 

Using the framework of excellence awards programme, Future environment conducts its services by providing in-depth, low cost assessments of regional organisations using the criteria for performance excellence. Whether based on The European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) Excellence Model or the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.

 

While its origins lie in the private sector, public and voluntary sector organizations can also benefit from using the Excellence Model. It is non-prescriptive and does not involve strictly following a set of rules or standards, but provides a broad and coherent set of assumptions about what is required for a good organization and its management. Each organization can use it in its own way to manage and develop improvement, under the control of those who use the methods rather than an external evaluator.

 

Future Environment can assist organisations with this self assessment framework for measuring the strengths and areas for improvement of an organization across all of its activities in order to provide an excellent service or product to its customers, service users or stakeholders.  Over the years, Future Environment has been involved in several national and regional excellence awards. These include:

 

·         King Abdullah II Awards of Excellence

·         Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award

·         Emirates Government Excellence Award

·         Abu Dhabi for Excellence in Government Performance

 

 

Good Manufactruting Practices (GMP)

 

GMP is a quality system covering the manufacture and testing of active pharmaceutical ingredients, diagnostics, foods, pharmaceutical products, and medical devices. GMPs are guidelines that outline the aspects of production and testing that can impact the quality of a product. Many countries have legislated that pharmaceutical and medical device companies must follow GMP procedures, and have created their own GMP guidelines that correspond with their legislation.

 

GMP guidelines are not prescriptive instructions on how to manufacture products. They are a series of general principles that must be observed during manufacturing. When a company is setting up its quality program and manufacturing process, there may be many ways it can fulfill GMP requirements. It is the company's responsibility to determine the most effective and efficient quality process.

 

 

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)

 

Is a systematic preventive approach to food safety and pharmaceutical safety that addresses physical, chemical, and biological hazards as a mean of prevention rather than finished product inspection. HACCP is used in the food industry to identify potential food safety hazards, so that key actions can be taken to reduce or eliminate the risk of the hazards being realized. The system is used at all stages of food production and preparation processes including packaging, and distribution.

 

 

Conformity de European ( CE Marking)

                                                                                                                    

Is a mandatory conformance mark on many products placed on the single market in the European Economic Area (EEA). The CE marking certifies that a product has met EU consumer safety, health or environmental requirements. Originally "CE" stood for "European Community" or "European Conformity". According to the European Commission today, the CE logo has become a symbol for free marketability of industrial goods within the EEA without any literal meaning. By affixing the CE marking to a product, the manufacturer – on his sole responsibility – declares that it meets EU safety and health and environmental requirements.

 

Joint Comission International (JCI) Accreditation

 

JCI Accreditation is a Voluntary process that evaluates whether a health care organization meets a set of recognized standards designed to improve the safety and quality of care. As Quality care, Safe care, Continuous improvement and External recognition are considered reasons for accreditation

 

The Joint Commission International (JCI) was established in 1994 as a division of Joint Commission Resources, Inc. (JCR), a private, not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission. JCI extends The Joint Commission’s mission worldwide by assisting international health care organizations, public health agencies, health ministries and others to improve the quality and safety of patient care in more than 80 countries. JCI offers accreditation for hospitals, ambulatory care facilities, clinical laboratories, care continuum services, medical transport organizations and primary care services.

 

JCI’s Accreditation Program was launched in 1999. The standards were developed by international experts and set uniform, achievable expectations for structures, processes and outcomes for health care organizations. The requirements for accreditation also include international patient safety goals that highlight problematic areas in health care and describe evidence and expert-based consensus solutions to these problems. The survey process is designed to accommodate specific legal, religious and cultural factors within a country.

 

In 2007, JCI received accreditation by the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) and which provided assurance that JCI standards, training and processes used to survey the performance of health care organizations meet the highest international benchmarks for accrediting bodies.

 

Training

 

·         Training (In-House Environment, Development, Management, marketing and Business Training Courses)

 

 

 

 

 

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