Wiser Environment has opened a satellite office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to provide environmental and management system consultancy services to European and Vietnamese businesses operating in the region, as well as training in environmental awareness and wastes management.
The move capitalises on the relocation of Senior Consultant, Joana Santos to Ho Chi Minh City in 2018. Joana is one of the longest standing members of the Wiser Environment team having worked for the company since 2005. Joana has extensive international experience across a broad range of industries and an exhaustive knowledge of international standards which has benefited many of Wiser Environment’s clients.
Vietnam one of ten fastest growing economies
The Department for Trade and Industry forecasts that Vietnam will be one of the ten fastest growing economies in the coming years. The last decade or so has seen huge urbanisation and extensive economic reform to liberalise sectors such as retail and energy and encourage foreign investment. Increasing numbers of UK businesses are seizing the trade and investment opportunities of having a presence in this South East Asian country.
Waste industry opportunities in Vietnam
Vietnam offers particular opportunity in the waste industry. Waste increased nearly 80% in the decade to 2015, as Vietnam underwent urbanisation. With much of that waste being landfilled, the Government of Vietnam has been reshaping its policies and regulation in recent years to enable and encourage the building of waste-to-energy plants. More recently, the country has seen a flood of paper and plastic wastes into the country as the UK has sought alternative markets following China’s bans.
Joana’s focus in Vietnam is on developing and implementing integrated management systems around international standards in environmental, energy health & safety and quality management; as well as establishing a ’bridge head’ between Vietnamese Government organisations and Wiser Environment’s clients.
Joana says: “Vietnam is a very vibrant and exciting place to live and do business. There are great opportunities for European investors, particularly in the area of waste management, and I’m delighted to have the chance to support the businesses that are taking these steps and contribute towards a sustainable development in Vietnam”.
Find out more
Find out more about how we can help your business with our environmental consultancy services in Vietnam. Alternatively, contact Joana Santos by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on (Vietnam) +84 92 152 36 14 or (UK) +44 1480 462 232.