Environmental audit

Based on consistently encountered and highly questionable environmental audit results in CEE, Corporate Due  Diligence and Investigation (CDDI) has expanded services through its partners to offer full environmental audit and industrial hygiene testing.

These audits are commonly performed during an acquisition process. It should be stated the environmental due diligence covers a wider scope than just site assessment and thus may include the entire context of operations compliance with environmental law. In this respect environmental due diligence is more related to company operations, whereas site assessment is designed to identify the type and extent of land and water pollution,  its sources and history, impacts on health, possible remediation scenarios and their costs.

In this fashion we both recognize and reduce risk, with EDD reports following internationally recognized frameworks, and site assessment work adhering to ASTM standards (common in the USA).

An EDD audit which can be also called a compliance audit, typically involves the following subject areas:

  • Environmental permits ranging from the specific use of the property and facility construction (environmental decision obtained prior to construction based on environmental impact assessment if needed).
  • Permits for emission of pollutants (pollutant specific and quantitative/defined mass per year). HereIt should be said that often false monitoring  results produced to demonstrate compliance can mean fines, and it is in your interest to nip this in the bud.
  • Integrated permits under IPPC directive (some operations are obliged to receive a permit under Pollution Prevention Control Directive).
  • Waste production permits--often investigators note sharp violations and heightened corruption risks.
  • Monitoring and reporting requirements related to: waste management; waste water, stack emission, noise. 
  • Environmental pollution status (soil, ground and surface water). This service does only compare analytical data to legal thresholds but also involves modeling to assess the acceptable level of pollution for a given land use and ecosystem.
  • Waste management monitoring, including evaluating permit needs (or a lack of permits), waste coding (or wrong coding), waste amounts and quality.

Please do not hesistate contact us for a consultation and a free assessment of what is needed by you and your company.