The Forum Empresarial para o Meio Ambiente (FEMA) is a nongovernmental organisation established in 1996 by more than 50 of the country’s largest private companies with a view to collectively support the private sector on environmental issues. Its purpose is to provide leadership and an effective voice for the private sector on critical environmental issues, to influence policy formulation and the development of regulations and to promote environmental awareness through environmental education programs and outreach activities.
- 63 companies.
Shared Members with WBCSD
- (7) Vale, BP, Coca-Cola, Ernst & Young, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Shell, Siemens.
Building the Business Case
- Conducts outreach and publicity programmes directed at increasing the environmental awareness of the business and investment community throughout the country.
- Develops and conducts technical training programmes to increase the capacity of the private sector to address environmental issues in Mozambique.
- Promotes investments in environmentally friendly technologies, environmental business techniques, environmental management systems, and waste minimisation and management strategies within industry.
- Action2020-related Activities
- FEMA has recently reinvigorated its mandate and intends to work closely with the WBCSD on Action2020 and with other Global Network Partners in Africa.
- Expects to work in several of the Priority Areas, including Water, Skills and Employment, and Exposure to Harmful Substances.
- Government Engagement and External Collaboration
- The Ministry for the Coordination of Environmental Affairs (MICOA) recognizes FEMA as the appropriate organisation to represent business on environmental issues and to increase private sector participation in environmental policy formulation.
- FEMA conveys private sector inputs on environmental policy and legislation.
Global Network Collaboration