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Our Energy Management and Sustainability History

As an energy management, sustainability, and supply chain solutions provider, FirstCarbon Solutions' (FCS) heritage is unique in that we started out in the boardroom helping companies like yours uncover opportunities to improve business processes and operational efficiencies, optimize resource use, and increase profits.

Take a quick look at our company's history.

ADEC Solutions (now ADEC Group) is foundedADEC Group specializes in Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO), managing back-office processes for Fortune 500 companies. It is now a global enterprise with over 5,500 employees and operations in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

ADEC Solutions begins managing environmental dataOverwhelmed by the sheer manpower required to track carbon emissions and other environmental data, our clients ask us to manage it for them.

FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS) is established as a stand-alone energy and sustainability management firmAs environmental sustainability gain more attention and importance from businesses worldwide, ADEC Group establishes FCS to help companies, governments, institutions and non-profit organizations monitor and manage greenhouse gas emissions.Over time, FCS has expanded its solutions and services beyond carbon management to now include energy and supply chain solutions, among others.

ADEC Solutions achieves ISO 14001:2004 CertificationADEC Solutions, FCS's sister company, receives ISO 14001:2004 certification for environmental management system (EMS). This acknowledges ADEC Group's commitment and adherence to recognized best practices for effective environmental management assuring our stakeholders that environmental impacts are being measured and improved. This enables FCS to develop and implement policies and objectives in compliance with the physical and legal requirements asked by regulating bodies and governments.

FCS expands its team of environmental experts teamFCS rounds out our team with seasoned environmental consultants whose additional expertise in project managing multiple programs enables us to increase bottom line value for our clients like leveraging years of experience to provide fiduciary oversight as well as management accountability.

FCS acquires Enverity Corporation and its FirstCarbon ghgTrack™ SoftwareWith this acquisition of a leading environmental software firm, FCS is able to provide its clients with more comprehensive software solutions to better meet the broad spectrum of their needs.

FCS expands operations in ChinaThe company offers the Mandarin version of FirstCarbon ghgTrack™ software. The company also opens offices in Hong Kong and Beijing.

FCS receives accreditation as GHG Verification Body from California Air Resources BoardCalifornia Air Resources Board accredits FCS as a greenhouse gas verification body for California Global Warming Solutions Act Regulatory Program (AB 32). Under Executive Order H-10-196, FCS is certified to verify greenhouse gas inventories for approximately 700 facilities that are required to report.

FCS forms strategic partnership with CSR AsiaFCI joins CSR Asia Strategic Partners Programme. CSR Asia is a leading provider of information, training, research, and advisory services on sustainable business practices in Asia.

FCS is awarded GSA IT Schedule 70 ContractU.S. General Services (GSA) Information Technology (IT) Schedule 70 for Term Software Licenses and Software Maintenance is awarded to FCS. This establishes documentation for FCS as a Federal Supply Schedule Contractor.

FCS is selected by CDP as Supply Chain Scoring PartnerFCS announces a partnership with CDP. FCS scores 1,300 company submissions to CDP Supply Chain, a program which works with global corporations to understand the impacts of climate change across the supply chain.

FCS acquires Michael Brandman AssociatesFCS combines its extensive sustainability reporting as well as data and software expertise with Michael Brandman Associates comprehensive environmental consulting solutions to provide fully integrated, expanded services to the global market in general and to clients in particular.

FCS teams up with Mahindra SatyamMahindra Satyam offers FCS's sustainability and environmental consulting solutions and software services within the United Kingdom. The web-based data management platform of FCS provides Mahindra Satyam's clients with the ability to access secure energy, sustainability, and supply chain data from any location.

FCS expands CDP Scoring Partner relationshipFCS is once again named the official scoring partner of CDP. For the second year, this expanded partnership proves that FCS is able to deliver vital data to organizations working with CDP to benchmark carbon emissions and enforce supply chain emissions management towards the goal of preventing dangerous climate change and protecting our planet's natural resources.

FCS awarded GSA Contract for Energy Consulting ServicesFCS now has two US General Services Administration (GSA) contracts. The most recent of which is the Schedule 03FAC Contract for Energy Consulting Services under Special Identification Number (SIN) 872 211. GSA Schedules allow for fast and effective means to make FCS's consulting services available to government clients.

FCS expands into Malaysia with partner, Blue SnowAfter finding a company that has the same passion and levels of expertise in energy management and green solutions, it is an easy choice for FCS to select Blue Snow Consulting and Engineering (Blue Snow) as its partner in Malaysia. BlueSnow offers LEED certification, construction of green buildings, Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning design, steam plant and biogas/biomass services, and green data center engineering.

FCS prepares Hollywood Central Park EIRFCS combines its extensive knowledge of the Hollywood community with its excellent consultation, software and data management capabilities, in preparing the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the long-aspired Hollywood Central Park project. The comprehensive technical analyses that FCS provides will ensure that the project pushes through while bearing complete CEQA-compliant documents.

FCS enters its third year as a CDP partnerFCS partnership with CDP is both extended and expanded in its third year. FCS extends its scoring services to companies from the Nordic and Benelux regions in Northern Europe, Australia, New Zealand and India. As CDP again selects FCS as an exclusive scoring partner, FCS is named a CDP Response Check Partner, in addition to being a Gold Consultancy Partner and a Silver Software Partner.

FCS launches Carbon FOODPrintFCS teams up with food service giant Compass Group in releasing Carbon FOODPrint — a web-based software specially designed to monitor and analyze the environmental footprint of food service operations. Carbon FOODPrint is used in over 9,000 Compass Group restaurants and cafes across the United States.

FCS expands regulatory compliance servicesWith a goal of helping public and private organizations manage the constantly-growing array of environmental laws and regulations, FCS expands its regulatory compliance services to include: comprehensive natural community assessments, wetland delineation and mitigation, water quality assessment and testing, vegetation mapping/identification/restoration, wildlife surveys, cultural resources assessments, and construction.

FCS brings sustainability solutions to KenyaFCS provides customized end-to-end solutions, allowing African businesses and governmental organizations to make progress in the sustainability arena.

FCS and CDP debut SCPLIData from 2,868 CDP suppliers was compiled by FCS to develop the Supplier Climate Performance Leadership Index (SCPLI), an evaluation and benchmarking tool used by CDP supply chain members and suppliers. The companies included in the index demonstrate strong and transparent climate change mitigation programs and initiatives.

CDP expands FCS partnershipA three-year agreement signed by CDP and FCS gives FCS an expanded role in CDP’s scoring programs and initiatives. With this agreement, FCS is CDP’s global sustainability business process outsourcing (BPO) partner, as well as the scoring partner for the Supply Chain program and many investor-led climate change disclosures, including the S&P 500 and FTSE 350.

FCS partners with OutSystemsFCS is swiftly delivering new software modules for its Sustainability Workbench platform by using OutSystems to develop web and mobile applications. This partnership aims to deliver innovative business applications within FCS’ portfolio that allow new levels of flexibility, scalability, service and support to customers.

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