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Industrial Decarbonisation

Compliance | Audit | Strategic Advisory

Large emitters in Australia are increasingly focusing on not just compliance to existing and emerging climate-related regulations, but also how to strategically navigate frameworks, standards and legislation such as the Safeguard Mechanism to reduce risk and capitalise on opportunities, while navigating the decarbonisation pathway.

Our team of Australian compliance auditors and strategic advisors is dedicated to helping medium to large businesses achieve their sustainability and decarbonisation goals and comply with relevant frameworks and legislation.

Ndevr Environmental is one of the few specialist consultancies that are federally-accredited auditors on the Clean Energy Regulator’s Auditor Panel, under the NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) Energy Savings Scheme, and the Victorian Government’s Essential Services Commission VEUP Scheme. The team also includes certified Accounting for Nature Auditors and Registered Climate Active Consultants and B Consultants.


Compliance | Audit and Strategic Advisory Services

As a specialist consultancy accredited by the Clean Energy Regulator’s Auditor Panel, we offer a wide array of compliance, audit and strategic advisory services for numerous climate and energy schemes in Australia.

These include:

  • Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) and Carbon Offset Auditing
  • National Greenhouse Emissions Reporting scheme (NGERs) audit, reporting and advisory
  • Safeguard Mechanism strategic advisory including abatement modelling and liability determination
  • Energy Audits for decarbonisation identification and efficiencies 
  • Accounting for Nature Auditing
  • Advisory for compliance with ESG and climate risk frameworks

Our auditors and advisors are trusted technical specialists, delivering quality and tailored strategic advice. Meticulous with collecting, interpreting and reporting data they will ensure your organisation is compliant.


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Our Compliance Auditors & Strategic Advisors

Our team are highly qualified in audit, assurance an strategic advisory services, with decades of experience working with some of Australia’s largest companies.

We are highly experienced in assisting reporting entities navigate compliance to NGERs, Goverment engagement, Safeguard Mechanism strategy, climate risk management and more.

Our trusted advisors deliver business critical strategy advice for deep decarbonisation and heading up the team is Managing Director Matt Drum, one of Australia’s most experienced and active Registered Greenhouse and Energy Auditors (RGEAs), and holds Category 1 and Category 2 accreditation from the Australian Government.

Matt is supported by Director Alex Swanson and the wider team.

Matt Drum - Managing Director - Ndevr Environmental

Matt Drum

Managing Director

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    An energy audit evaluates how a business uses energy. This is an important part of any decarbonisation pathway. 

    During an energy audit, your sustainability auditor will take inventory of your energy use, equipment and practises. They will identify energy use hotspots and patterns that may suggest energy waste or inefficient practises. They will then recommend ways to improve your energy usage, for example, by swapping out equipment for energy-efficient alternatives, shifting energy loading times and transitioning to a cleaner energy source.

    ERF audits are conducted in line with Australia’s Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011, under the Clean Energy Regulator’s (CER) Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF). Audits are crucial for CER to verify issuing of Australian carbon credit units (ACCUs).

    The auditing process is complex and rigorous to ensure the reported abatement truly reflects the actual net reduction in emissions for a specific project during the designated reporting period. 

    We are one of the most active and skilled firms in this space and have audited hundreds of ERF projects – both land-based and industrial. For more than five years we’ve been a member of the Clean Energy Regulator’s Audit Panel.

    Secure your organisation’s compliance and commitment to sustainability with Ndevr Environmental’s comprehensive sustainability auditing services in Australia. 

    Our expert auditors are prepared to help you achieve your sustainability objectives and strengthen your sustainability initiatives. 

    Contact us today to discuss your requirements and take a decisive step towards a more sustainable future.

    National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) | Safeguard Mechanism

    We are registered auditors under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 and provide assurance in compliance with the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting framework that covers both NGERs and Safeguard Mechanism liable entities. For more than five years we have been active members of the Clean Energy Regulator’s Audit Panel and provide audit and assurance services for some of Australia’s largest and most complex emitters.

    More information on the Safeguard Mechanism and impending updates for 2022-2023 here.

    Emissions Reduction Fund & the Carbon Farming Initiative

    Our experienced in-house team provides assurance services in line with the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011, under the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF). We are one of the most active and experienced firms in this space and have audited hundreds of ERF projects – both land-based and industrial. For more than seven years we’ve been a member of the Clean Energy Regulator’s Audit Panel.

    We also assist companies to navigate the ERF framework and can assist with carbon offsetting strategies and self-generating offsets projects, click here for more information. 

    Safeguard Mechanism

    Our multidisciplinary team of experts has been trusted to deliver trusted and quality advice and guidance on the Safeguard Mechanism for many of Australia’s largest emitters and project developers. The team collectively has around 30 years’ experience within industry and as external advisors specialising in this space.

    We assist reporting entities to understand their legislative obligations, reduce emissions and augment their strategic decision-making. We excel at navigating technically and legislatively complex problems, to ensure our clients are better informed and better prepared for the deep decarbonisation required to achieve Australia’s net zero future. Learn more

    Renewable Energy Targets | EITE Auditing

    We are registered auditors under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 and provide assurance in compliance with the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Safeguard Mechanism (SGM)) Rule 2015, as well as ASAE3000 and ASAE3410.

    Our extensive experience with the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) system that underpins both the SGM and Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) has enabled us to develop efficient and robust audit processes in step with the legislative context. Our experience and large and diversified in-house team drawn from various backgrounds (engineering, legal, policy) also ensures that we can efficiently identify material matters and meet tight audit timelines.

    Accounting for Nature

    The Accounting for Nature framework is a world-leading, scientifically rigorous methodology for measuring environmental conditions that is transparent, affordable, verifiable and certifiable. It is used to measure the biophysical condition of environmental assets such as native vegetation, soils, freshwater, native fauna, marine, to understand whether actions are improving or degrading these vital natural capital assets. Accounting for Nature plays a critical role in guiding investment in sustainable land and sea management as Accounting for Nature® “Self-verified” and “Certified” environmental accounts are widely considered the source of truth and trust for any sustainability claim made with respect to landscape or marine conservation and restoration.

    Our Accounting for Nature (AfN) experts assist organisations in reporting under the AfN framework and help proponents develop Environmental Accounts. Our Managing Director Matt Drum is one of only three nationwide AfN Accredited Auditors in Australia and is qualified to verify that an Environmental Account was developed in accordance with the AfN Standard and chosen Methods.


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      ​AWESOME STREETFOOD, ZERO CARBON – that’s Atiyah. With its launch in 2020, Atiyah became Australia’s first 100% renewable-run street food zero-carbon kitchen certified under Climate Active. Atiyah sets operational carbon efficiency benchmarks and raises awareness about the global warming impact of food choices. They even disclosed the footprint of every item on their menu to empower their customers’ low-carbon lifestyle. We assist ATIYAH with their carbon neutrality certification.



      Responsible business is at the heart of what Intrepid does. Intrepid has been a pioneer in measuring and reporting carbon emissions since 2010. When it joined the Climate Active family in 2018, it became the largest global provider of carbon neutral certified travel adventures and the first company to voluntarily include all global operations in its certification.


      CARBON NEUTRAL ORGANISATION & PRODUCT NEXTDC are one of Australia‘s most trusted providers of data centre solutions. Since 2018 we’ve been assisting them with their Greenhouse Gas (GHG) accounting and in March 2021, the company broke ground with the launch of NEXTneutral, an innovative Climate Active-compliant colocation opt-in program for their customers. Learn more.


      Goodman Group is an ASX20 global property expert in logistics and business space. It owns, develops and manages industrial property in 17 countries. We provide strategic advisory on Goodman’s operational GHG inventory and trajectory, the GHG intensity of its investment portfolio, net zero pathway and carbon neutral certification, as well as the renewable energy delivery strategy.


      ISPT is one of Australia’s largest unlisted property fund managers, with over $11.9 billion of funds under management. We assist ISPT with its net zero pathway, land-based offset strategy as well as maintaining its carbon neutral certification. When ISPT joined the Climate Active network, it pioneered many concepts. It became the first participant under Climate Active to voluntarily include base building operations on all its owned and operated properties into its organisational certification and, as an industry first, procured 100% Australian Carbon Credit Offset Units (ACCUs).


      BHP is an ASX listed, world-leading resources company and are among the world’s top producers of major commodities, including iron ore, metallurgical coal and copper. They also have substantial interests in oil, gas and energy coal. We assist BHP comply with energy and greenhouse gas legislation and advise facilities on matters related to energy use and production emissions.


      Intrepid Travel is the largest small group adventure travel company in the world. Responsible business is at the heart of what Intrepid does. We assist Intrepid with their Human Rights reporting obligations as well as many aspects of its GHG accounting and reporting. This includes its Science-based target (SBT), making them the first tour operator with approved SBT. When Intrepid joined the Climate Active family in 2018, it became the largest global provider of carbon neutral certified travel adventures and the first company to voluntarily include all global operations in its certification.


      Lion is a global beverage company with a portfolio of brands in beer, cider, wine, spirits, seltzers, and non-alcoholic drinks. Lion has four large and four small Australian breweries, and its brands include XXXX, GOLD, Tooheys New, and Little Creatures. We assisted Lion to become Australia’s first large-scale brewer to be certified as carbon neutral under Climate Active in 2020.

      QANTAS Airline

      Founded in the Queensland outback in 1920, Qantas has grown to be Australia’s largest domestic and international airline. We have worked with Qantas since 2016 on a variety of emissions reduction projects.


      Orica is the world’s largest provider of commercial explosives and innovative blasting systems to the mining, quarrying, oil and gas and construction markets, a leading supplier of sodium cyanide for gold extraction, and a specialist provider of ground support services in mining and tunnelling. We assist Orica with their regulatory reporting such as NGERs and also carbon abatement projects.

      Fulton Hogan

      Fulton Hogan has more than 80 years experience in the transport, water, energy, mining, civil construction and land development infrastructure in New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific.
      We assist Fulton Hogan comply with NGER and NPI legislation for their extensive national operations. We work Fulton’s team to streamline reporting procedures to avoid duplicating data handling and transparently demonstrate data flows and aggregations.


      Toyota Australia was founded in 1963 and is one of Australia’s leading automotive companies. We have worked with Toyota since 2018 on many aspects of its GHG accounting, target setting, reduction initiatives, and reporting. We continue to inform strategic decisions around the contribution of the Australian business to the realisation of Toyota’s global Environmental Challenge 2050.

      H&H Group / Swisse Wellness

      H&H Group is a global health and nutrition company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Consumer brands include Biostime, Solid Gold Pet, Dodie, Good Goût, Aurelia Probiotic Skincare, CBII, and Swisse Wellness, a vitamin, supplement, and skincare brand, born in Australia in 1969. We have been working with Swisse and the group on many aspects of its GHG accounting and reporting, including the ongoing management of its Climate Active certification.


      AGL is one of Australia’s leading energy companies offering electricity, gas, solar and renewable energy services, plus internet and mobile plans. We have assisted AGL for over five years on a variety of activities including audit and assurance projects.


      Viva Energy is a leading energy company which supplies about a quarter of Australia’s fuel requirements. Viva Energy make, import, blend and deliver fuels, lubricants, solvents and bitumen through extensive national and international supply chains. We assist Viva Energy with a range of energy and greenhouse gas related projects. These include annual NGER reporting, Safeguard baseline setting, advice on Emission Reduction Fund opportunities and emission trajectories.