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FCEF Training: Incorporating Environmental Sustainability into Fijian Business (Suva & Nadi)

21 May, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation is pleased to introduce a one-day training opportunity (in Nadi on 21 May and in Suva on 24 May) that will focus on accelerating the level of impact and depth by forward-thinking private sector organizations, contributing toward the transition to a sustainable Fiji.

It is designed to generate discussion, consolidate industry efforts as well as enhance the thought processes of business leaders who are looking for Fiji specific models to deliver measurable impact that is informed by scientific research, national environmental policies and global Sustainable Development Goals.

This training will show that consideration for climate and the environment holds opportunities for existing and new businesses to (1) engage with new customer segments (2) cost saving opportunities across the value chain (3) renew brand perception (4) pursue bold projects that reinforce competitive advantage.

Course Outline

Session One: Understanding sustainability challenges in Fiji (8:30am – 9:30am) – this session will provide FCEF members the opportunity to understand how our businesses impact on the following sectors and infrastructure in our country

  1. Waste Management
  2. Food and Beverage in the Office Environmentq’
  3. Single Use Plastics
  4. Paper and Cardboard Waste
  5. Energy
  6. Water
  7. Transportation

Session Two: Industry Case Studies (9:30am – 10:30am) – This session will spotlight local environmental sustainability initiatives that have been successfully deployed in supermarkets, fuel service stations and the tourism sector since 2016 to date. FCEF members will then individually assess their organizational performance, internal traceability measures and sets the platform for the next session.


Session Three: Integrated reporting and integrated thinking (11am – 1pm) – this session will provide FCEF members the tools through an interactive guide to assess the impact of non-financial information such as water and electricity consumption, CAPEX policies on procurement of items such as air conditioning units, printers, copiers and cleaning products for the office environment have an impact on achieving business strategy objectives and goals.


This session evaluates FCEF member ideas on how to incorporate environmental sustainability principles into business decision making processes and reporting that are aligned to scientific research, national environmental policies and global Sustainable Development Goals.

Session Four: Developing an Organizational Sustainability Plan (2pm – 4pm) – this session focuses on providing FCEF members the tools to collaboratively develop a Sustainability Plan that takes into account (1) Positively influencing buyer supplier relationships (2) Revising internal sponsorship policies and corporate social responsibility initiatives (3) Reduce then recycle waste materials by the business (4) Identifying constraints and elevating sustainability 


Session Five: Presentation and Reflection (4pm – 5pm) – At the conclusion of this training, FCEF members will present back their Sustainability Plan to the workshop and a follow up will be conducted at week 3 and 6 to guide implementation efforts as well as provide feedback.

Training Facilitator: Dwain Qalovaki is the Head of Dwain Qalovaki & Associates – a Fijian business that provides thought leadership and project management services to the supermarket, energy, tourism and sporting sectors on environmental sustainability. His projects have been conferred two international awards on sustainable business modeling for communities by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and more recently as the 2018 Environmental Innovator of the Year by the Green Sports Alliance.  Dwain Qalovaki & Associates is a member of the FCEF – Young Entrepreneurs Council. Two-Time International Award Winning Sustainability Manager.

VenueSuva, FCEF Board Room

            Nadi, TBC

Fee: $300 Financial Members; $350 Non Financial-Members and $400 Non-Members.

NB: Please fill the Registration Form and email to the Secretariat: training@fcef.com.fj  or waisea.vosa@gmail.com

To view program please click on  the  link below


Kind Regards,

Nesbitt Hazelman-Chief Executive Officer

Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation

42 Gorrie Street , Suva| P.O Box 575  | Suva | Fiji Islands

T: +679 331 3188| M: +679 9921 794 | E: ceo@fcef.com.fj
 “Fiji’s Premier Employer Organization”


21 May, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


FCEF Boardroom
42 Gorrie Street
Suva, Fiji
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