Company references




Time and date. Client/Financing institution


Material efficiency of industrial chemicals use.    Study of industrial chemical wastes and the evaluation of selected policy instruments in promoting the prevention and recycling of chemical waste.   Study financed by the Ministry of Environment in partnership with Hermai Services.   2013 -2014. 


"Eco-home project".  Development of energy efficiency services for single houses and policy instruments for promoting energy efficiency of households.  Joint project with several partners coordinated by Finnish Environment Institute with MoE financing.  2013-2014.


Producing an inception report and implementation plan for a UNDP / UNEP Partnership Initiative for the Integration of Sound Management of Chemicals in Development Planning and Processes.   0,5 months in 2012.  UNDP.  contracted as individual


Preparing a methodological guide for hazardous waste inventories.  1,5 man months.  Commissioned by the Secretariat for the Basel Convention (UNEP).  2012.  contracted as individual


Pre-feasibility and screening study of ideas related to waste recycling and use of secondary raw materials.  2 man-months.   Together with Finnish Consulting Group.  2012.

Ministry for the Environment of Finland. 


Overview of facilities for treatment and destruction of organic hazardous waste in the Barents and Baltic Sea region countries.   2-3 man-months.  2012.  Together with Virebit Ltd.

Klima og forurensningsdirektoratet (Climate and Pollution Agency), Norway


Short term expert.  Environmental Management Support Programme.  Preparing guidelines for environmental self-monitoring in industry.  4 months in 2012-2014.  Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland/Finnish Environment Institute.


Team leader.  Project preparation mission for the completion phase of Strengthening of Environmental Administration and Management at the Local Level in Nepal (SEAM). 8 weeks in 2011.   Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.


International special advisor for the Regional Waste Management Project RWMP in Biratnagar, Nepal.  FCG/MFA of Finland.   5 weeks mission in October-November 2010.    Intermittent inputs of 2-3 months per year scheduled during 2011-2012.

South Africa/regional project

2 weeks project appraisal and support in 2010 in preparing project document for the Regional Basel Convention Centre in Pretoria (Africa Institute).   Preparation of a project document for supporting the English speaking African countries in hazardous waste management and control of trans-boundary movements of hazardous wastes.

Egypt/regional project

1 week project appraisal and support in 2010 in preparing project document for the Regional Basel Convention Centre in Cairo.   Planning of activities for supporting the Arab Countries in hazardous waste management and control of trans-boundary movements of hazardous wastes.


FCG / MoE of Finland 2010

Study of policy instruments for promoting material efficiency and waste prevention in the construction sector.


Finnish Environment Institute/ MoE of Finland, 2009-2010

Preparation of guidelines for promoting material efficiency in environmental permits



6 weeks in 2009.  Project appraisal and preparation of project document for Strengthening of environmental management project.


2 weeks in 2009.  Project preparation mission for a regional solid waste management project in Biratnagar-Dharan region.


Ministry for the Environment of Finland 2008-9.   Regional policy instruments for promoting material efficiency. 


Ministry of social affairs and health 2008.  Food waste from retail shops - economic and environmental impacts of the regulatory alternatives.


4 weeks in 2008.  Pre-feasibility study for a hazardous waste management strategy for Cairo, Egypt.   Assessment of HW generation, conceptual technical design, assessment of institutional capacity.   Ramboll International/MFA of Finland.


1 week in 2008.  Mid-term review of the Basel Convention regional office in Cairo; Assessment of activities and recommendations regarding capacity building of hazardous waste planning, permitting and enforcement.  Ecolabel/ MFA of Finland.

South Africa

3 weeks 2007.   Assistance in preparing the Regional Integrated Waste Management Plan for the North-West Province.  Drafting of the municipal waste management annual reporting system for the Province.

Finnish Environment Institute/ MFA of Finland.


3 man-months during 2007

Planning of regional waste management project for the Biratnagar-Dharan industrial corridor. Finnish Environment Institute/ MFA of Finland.

Russia, Republic of Karelia

2 weeks in 2007.   Baseline study of municipal waste management in Petrozavodsk including inspection and permitting.  Pöyry international / NEFCO


2 man-months during 2004-2005

Short term expert for Hazardous Waste Management project in Alexandria.  Soil and Water Ltd./MFA of Finland.


2 months 2004

Project manager, team leader

Phase-out period of the Egyptian Pollution Abatement Project 1.3.-30.6.2004

Soil and Water Ltd./MofA of Finland.


2 man-months 2004

Consultant in institutional capacity building and hazardous waste strategy.  Drafting HW legislation for Albania. / FCG Plancenter Ltd./ EU CARDS program


2007-2010  EcoStart - environmental management in SMEs.

Raimo Lilja/Ecolabel Partnership was chosen as one of the consultants for implementing a new scheme of developing environmental management systems for small and medium size enterprises (SMEs).   This scheme is piloted by five regional technology centers in Finland.  So far Raimo Lilja has implemented the EcoStart scheme in 7 enterprises.   Raimo Lilja has also acted as an auditor of EcoStart-projects conducted by other consultants.  Assignments are commissioned by the Regional Technology Centre of Southern Savo.


1 man-month 2007-8  Voluntary agreements in promoting material efficiency

Ecolabel Partnership has been assigned by the Finnish Environment Institute to conduct a pre-feasibility study for using voluntary environmental agreements in facilitating material efficiency (waste prevention) in industry.  Finnish Environment Institute/ MoE of Finland


1 week 2007.  Training module for project planning

Raimo Lilja designed a training module and conducted a training at the South Savo Vocational College Development Center (ESEDU) in using the Logical Framework Approach in project planning.   ESEDU



3 man-months 2005-6.   Tool for identifying waste minimization opportunities in industry.

Ecolabel Partnership developed an electronic work-book for identifying waste minimization and waste prevention opportunities in industry.    The development work was promoted by a grant from the Regional Technology Centre of Southern Savo.