ABOUT US

About Us

Established in 2013, FG Advisory (FGA) exists to accelerate our society towards a sustainable energy reality. We do this by consistently delivering world leading infrastructure performance outcomes in the built environment.

We are accountable for the creation of long term value by engaging and building relationships with passionate people. We achieve exceptional results by taking a holistic and collaborative view to problem solving, delivered by a talented, dedicated and passionate team.

The team at FGA are committed to our clients, and three core organisational values in everything we do:
  • Visionary
  • Exceptional
  • Accountable

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Sustainability @ FGA

FGA demonstrates a firm commitment to not only delivering environmentally sustainable outcomes for our clients, but also operating in an environmentally sensitive manner in our own operations. Environmental sustainability is core to our principals and we are continually seeking to improve our environmental performance in everything we do.

FGA’s Environment Policy initiatives are outlined below:

Certified Carbon Neutral

FGA has been certified carbon neutral under the GHG Protocol Corporations Standard for 2016/2017. Certification was granted in June 2016 by offsetting units to compensate for emissions that cannot be reduced through energy efficiency or procurement of renewable energy within the organisation. The offset units were purchased from a wind power project in India, which provides reliable, renewable power to rural communities to develop the local economy and create employment opportunities.

Sustainability Reporting

Although FGA’s operations in consulting engineering are not energy and emissions intensive, we have put in place programs and policies to minimise energy and emissions, including:
  1. Conduct a health and sustainability challenge for staff, promoting a more active lifestyle, reducing reliance on motorised transport and reducing our impact on the environment.
  2. Positioned operations in the CBD to ensure we are accessible to clients via public transport as often as possible, and staff can commute to-from work either by public transport or bicycle.
  3. The FGA offices are based in flexible, co-working spaces. As a result, our overall floor space is much smaller than traditional office environments, we share IT peripherals with other businesses and our building electricity supplied include (Green Power) renewable energy.
  4. Minimise purchase/use of auxiliary office equipment unless essential.
  5. Paperless office - refuse documents, materials, samples, etc. and request soft copies.

Design for Resource Efficiency

Leveraging our extensive experience in complex energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, sustainability is embedded in FGA design practices. FGA projects have shown to consistently achieve industry leading levels of operating efficiency and emissions reduction over the asset lifecycle. FGA engineers are experts in multi-disciplinary engineering design and tuning of infrastructure systems, including practical onsite works throughout the commissioning, DLP and operating phases to achieve maximum resource efficiency, and minimised impact to the natural environment.

Material Selection and Construction Waste

FGA Projects implements the following policies applicable for the selection of materials and management of construction waste where practical:
  1. Reuse existing materials and equipment.
  2. Use Forest Stewardship Certified timber.
  3. Develop a Waste Management Program to ensure that during demolition and construction the project maximises diversion of wasted materials from landfill into reuse or recycling, to the following levels (Material Minimum: Diverted/Weight):
    1. Metals: 95%
    2. Paper and Cardboard: 95%
    3. Soil, and biomass: 100%
    4. Rigid Foam, carpet & insulation: 90%
    5. All others - combined weighted average: 80%
    6. Note: Hazardous materials in demolition waste, such as lead-based paint, asbestos, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), are exempt from percentage calculations.
  4. Exclude products containing the following chemicals:
    1. PVC
    2. Formaldehyde
    3. Halogenated flame retardants
    4. Mercury including fluorescent lighting
    5. Wood treatments including Creosote, Arsenic or Pentachlorophenol
    6. HCFC and CFCs

Subcontractor Environmental Credentials

In the selection of any subcontractors, FGA undertakes a procurement process that assesses the environmental sustainability credentials of potential partner companies. Contractor procurement assessment typically considers the following criteria:
  1. Environment Policy
  2. Carbon Neutrality or Offsetting Practices
  3. Location of Manufacturing Facility
  4. Transport and Logistics Plan
  5. Waste and Recycling Plan
  6. History of EPA (or similar) incident events / breaches

FGA’s Corporate Operations

Avoid, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle

FGA considers the environmental impact of business operations, materials, components, plant and equipment.
  1. FGA has successfully managed upgrade projects that include a component of recycling and re-use of equipment and materials where practical.
  2. The FGA offices compost organic matter such as kitchen scraps to reduce garbage in landfill.
  3. Minimise packaging by using refillable beverage containers that are BPA free.
BYOD policy

FGA offer staff the option to ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) to minimise the amount of IT hardware required by the individual for work purposes. This reduces the overall amount of e-waste entering landfill when a hardware product has come to its end of life.

Volunteer Work

The FGA team participates annually in Clean Up Australia Day, as an initiative to clean-up, and conserve our environment, while educating our staff on their ecological footprint.

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