First Environment is a strategic environmental management and engineering firm founded in 1977.
In addition to our Boonton, New Jersey headquarters, the firm maintains offices throughout North
America, including Washington, D.C.; Sacramento, California; Boston, Massachusetts; Atlanta,
Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Jackson, Mississippi; and Toronto, Ontario, and partners with leading
experts and organizations located throughout the world.
Our professional staff consists of engineers, environmental scientists, business and policy analysts,
economists, attorneys, and management system experts, most with advanced degrees and
significant industry and consulting experience. This diverse, highly skilled multi‐disciplinary
workforce allows the firm to assemble customized teams to successfully execute complex and
challenging projects to meet our client’s needs and objectives.
First Environment’s clients include both private and public entities and represent a variety of sectors,
including oil and gas, power generation, mining and metals, transportation, forest products, and
manufacturing. Many of our clients are multinational corporations and their environmental
management programs, as well as our assistance with strategic environmental management issues,
span geographic, political, and cultural boundaries.
Among the affiliations that First Environment maintains is its membership in the International
Emission Trading Association. First Environment is also a member of the Business Council for
Sustainable Energy, where the president of our firm serves as chairman of its board.
First Environment is a charter partner of the U.S. EPA’s Climate Leaders program and is carbon
neutral. We are a Founding Reporter to The Climate Registry. In addition to these commitments,
First Environment became the first US environmental engineering and consulting firm registered to
the ISO 14001 Standard in 1997.
A core component of First Environment’s greenhouse gas management services is assistance with
quantification of GHG emissions and reductions. More broadly, we assist our clients in
understanding and applying how this technical information affects the organization’s business
strategy, management of risk, improvement of operations, positions on policy, and relationships with
First Environment believes that participation and involvement in dialogues on climate change policy
and GHG management yield insight and perspective that is of value to our clients. Members of our
firm regularly attend the United Nation’s international Conference of the Parties meetings as
members of business and industry non‐governmental organization delegations. Our professionals
were among the original stakeholders in the process that produced the World Business Council for
Sustainable Development/World Resources Institute Greenhouse Gas Protocol. The president of
First Environment was also a leading expert of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to the International
Organization for Standardization’s development process that issued the ISO 14064 international
standard measuring, reporting, and verifying GHG emissions.