Based on consistently encountering questionable environmental audit results in CEE' and the risks such questionable results pose, 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 a site assessment and may include the whole context of the assessment of operations compliance with environmental law. In this respect environmental due diligence is more related to company operations, whereas site assessment is aiming 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 adhearing 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 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 to air and water which are pollutant specific and quantitative defined mass per year. (It should be said that often false monitoring results produced to demonstrate compliance 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 huge violations and corruption risks occur in this area.
- Monitoring and reporting requirements related to: waste management, monitoring of waste water, stack emission, noise. This can protect you from million euro fines
- 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 be afraid to contact us for a consultation and a free assessment of what is needed by you and your company.