Sustainable Development Committee (SDC)

FIDIC and EFCA Boards considering sustainable development as a major issue for the consulting engineering industry, their clients and society, decided to join their efforts in a common committee called “Sustainable Development Committee” with the following terms of reference.

Responsible FIDIC Board Members

Gavin English

United Kingdom
Primary responsibility

Mark Pehlig

Secondary responsibility


FIDIC - EFCA Members

Jean Félix (Chair)


Matteo Bertoneri


Peter Boswell


John Boyd


Hipólito Campos de Sousa


Robin Crouch


Filipe Da Silva


Anya De Bie


Sudhir Dhawan


Stellan Fryxell


Bruno Georges


Italo Goyzueta

Switzerland (FIDIC)

Aleksander Granowski


Haru Koichiro


Wolfgang R. Löffler


Anders Persson


Robert Jan Pullen

The Netherlands

Ian van der Putte


Nader Shokoufi Moghmian


Sherif Wassef


Stephan Wüthrich


Committee Terms of Reference

The committee has to prepare and implement FIDIC general action plan on sustainable development once approved by FIDIC board or representative of it, and EFCA action plan on sustainable development to European institutions once approved by EFCA board or representative of it.

Membership will be opened to any representative of member of EFCA or FIDIC, appointed by one or the other federation, considering the need of a balanced participation of all type of EFCA and FIDIC members.

The FIDIC and EFCA Boards will nominate jointly the chair of that committee and members of the SD Committee board, who are in charge making decision on the committee recommendation when no large consensus may emerge from the SD committee members.

Observer members may be appointed.

Secretariat of the SD committee will be managed by EFCA staff which will work in tandem with FIDIC staff which will be permanent invited member of the SD Committee.

EFCA and FIDC boards will nominate one or more of their board members to follow up the SD committee who will be permanent invited members of the SD Committee. They will be informed by Secretariat of the SD committee of ongoing works and be in charge to inform the committee of the Boards decision.

Please note the Terms of Reference for the task groups are currently in the process of being reviewed and will be updated soon.

Scope of works of the SD committee is based on 5 pillars

TOOLS: to develop tools for to the Consulting engineering industry practice on sustainable development, and supports to their use.

TRAINING: to develop supports for training sessions dedicated to Sustainable development and implement them with relevant partners.

COMMUNICATION: to prepare EFCA and FIDIC relevant communication on Sustainable development, to be implemented by EFCA and/or FIDIC.

MONITORING AND LOBBYING: the European institutions (European Commission, European parliament, CEN/CENELEC …) on issues related to sustainable development, on behalf and with approval of the EFCA board.

MONITORING AND LOBBYING: the international institutions (UNEP, ISO, ICC, etc) on behalf and with approval of the FIDIC board or of its representative.

GOOD PRACTICE; exchange between the committee members available to all EFCA and FIDIC members.

FIDIC has published the Sustainability Pack 2013 compris three complementary publications:

PSM, a Project Sustainability Management This 2nd edition of  the Project Sustainability Management, PSM II, is  a list of core issues that engineers should consider when carrying out projects in a sustainable way, backed up by a number of processes for the broad inclusion of stakeholder input.

PSL, a Project Sustainability Logbook The Logbook, comprising a series of tables, offers a method of defining and monitoring the issues and objectives of sustainable development for a specific project or programme..

Rethink Cities- A FIDIC/EFCA White Paper on sustainable urban development through a holistic approach: cooperation, systems and synergies

Find out more about the PSL, Project Sustainability Logbook on a dedicated website by clicking here.

State of the World Report 2012: Sustainable Infrastructure - This report sets out to make sense of sustainable development in the context of key infrastructure. It describes how decisions might be made towards a sustainable future in our societal fabric, of roads, railways, ports and airports, in water and wastewater, and in power generation. In other words, in all that underpins society worldwide.

Sustainable Infrastructure: rating and certification, decision-support, calculators and guidelines. Click here to learn more.



Italo Goyzueta

Deputy Director

For further information about the work of FIDIC's committees email FIDIC deputy director Italo Goyzueta

+41 22 799 4909

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