A professional consultant may well be affiliated, directly or indirectly, one way or another, with a non-governmental organization (NGO), but the NGO’s causes and concerns will never be the professional environmental consultant’s sole preoccupation. Unless of course the local environmental consulting lafayette la office is about to consult with that NGO on a far more professional level.
He will be a fully paid-up service provider when consulting the client on environmental matters. There is a better than even chance that results will be achieved in the long-term. Consultancy work is not ‘wishy-washy’ thumb-sucks. It is devoid of subjectivity or emotion. This may seem highly impersonal to some, but the harsh reality remains that ‘it is nothing personal, it’s just business’. In any event, by taking the business-like approach is indicative of a higher level of seriousness.
Ethics cannot or should not be in question. The contract seals the deal. And it should not be broken. An undertaking may be given to clean up the local environment if needs be. Professional recommendations will be given on how to improve matters. And once the commercial entity has been given the proverbial green light to proceed with his business affairs, it is quite possible that by that time he has fulfilled and followed through on a set of obligatory arrangements.
The professional environmental consultant is not necessarily a whistleblower. Unless of course, he has been contracted professionally by said NGO to raise alarms but in a qualified and responsible manner. The consultant should, however, be obliged to work with and cooperate with the likes of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as authoritative industry bodies in the line of architecture, building construction, electrical servicing networks and plumbing, amongst other industries.View Details