Environmental Management Centre (EMC) was established in 1996. EMC's
consulting services are essentially strategic, knowledge driven and
supported through research and training. In all the consulting assignments,
EMC's expertise lies in harmonizing economic, environmental and social considerations
(often called triple bottom line) in the business logic, development plans and policy
Over the past 15 years, EMC has conceived, developed and executed a number of national,
regional and international assignments that have set several "firsts". Many of these
assignments have stimulated action leading to policy reforms, sustainable investments
and led to long term capacity building.
EMC values both concept and implementation. Sustainability is the focus.
In 1996 when EMC was founded, sustainability was not the "buzz" word it is today.
EMC's mission to practice sustainability could thus be viewed as proactive,
visionary and influencing consultancy in India.
Mainstreaming sustainability is an advantage and not just an expression of ethos.
The "advantage factor" includes environmental and social dimensions as well
as economic gains. These include savings, branding and leveraging. Sustainability
based strategies are risk adversary and opportunistic towards value add.
EMC believes that these advantages are not the purview of a select few but are in
fact available and should be, to 'all' those concerned. This is precisely the mission
The EMC logo is based on the
Panchamahaboota, the five elements of the cosmic order that are central to
Indian Philosophy. The Vedic symbols seen in harmonic arrangement on the auspicious
banana leaf represent the Akash
(ether), Jal (water),
Vayu (air), Agni (fire), and
Prtihvi (earth), and together assert EMC's commitment to holistic
solutions in environmental management.