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Environmental Assessments – An Important Component of CSR Programs

by SGS  (Feb. 21, 2013)

Companies and industries strongly engaged in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) have taken significant steps in their sourcing policies to reduce unethical and inhuman working conditions by controlling their subcontractors along the supply chain. Until now, the primary focus has been on working conditions, but CSR also encompasses environmental ...


by American Environmental Assessment & Solutions, Inc  (Aug. 1, 2013)

A client recently said to me; “It seems like every year environmental requirements become more stringent and costly, making more purchasers and lenders request environmental inspections before committing to the real estate transaction”. Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) or Phase I ESAs are the industry standard for ...

Oceans of Energy

by Ensia  (Mar. 10, 2014)

Technologies that harness the energy of moving water or temperature differentials in the oceans promise to deliver abundant carbon-free electricity. Long before humans got hooked on fossil fuels, we learned how to harness the power of water to do work. Rivers ran mills that ground flour, sawed logs or spun looms that transformed fibers into ...

Quantitative risk assessment for contaminated sites in Spain

by MediTerra Environmental Consultants, S.L.  (Oct. 10, 2008)

Environmental Quantitative Risk Assessment is one of the key factors in the Decision Making Process for contaminated sites. Numerous decisions have to be made before, during and after conducting a quantitative risk assessment.Risk assessment is based on the information gathered previously: Historical information (Phase I) Site ...

Conducting a sustainability assessment: practical six-step approach for addressing stakeholder interests

by Trinity Consultants  (May 12, 2011)

Why Conduct a Sustainability Assessment? Within many sectors of the economy, there has been an increasing need for companies to address sustainability principles throughout their value chain. The impetus for addressing sustainability has generally been a heightened awareness of the issue on the part of key stakeholders – such as investors, ...

Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessment

by Troy Risk, Inc.  (Sep. 22, 2012)

Troy Risk was approached by Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIBI) to complete a combination Phase I Environmental Site Assessment and Phase II Subsurface Investigation, on a multi-lot parcel that would be KIBI’s new headquarters building. Troy Risk performed the Phase I / Phase II on a not-for-profit basis in support of the merit of ...

Phase 1 desk study to assist in land divestment

by ESI Ltd - Environment Specialists  (Oct. 7, 2011)

Project: Phase 1 assessment Desk Study to Assist in Land Divestment Client: Local Authority, London  Services: Site walkover, land investigation, data collation, conceptual site modelling, qualitative risk assessment Summary: ESI’s thorough approach to data collection and conceptual modelling plus our experience ...

Vapor Encroachment Screening:A Necessary Task in Environmental Due Diligence

by Environmental Waste Management Associates LLC (EWMA)  (May 11, 2011)

Real Estate, Banking, and Environmental professionals are very familiar with ASTM E 1527-05, Standard Practice for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, used as a routine due diligence element for real property transactions.  Less widely known and less frequently incorporated as a formal element in the environmental due diligence process is ...

Strategic environmental assessment: one concept, multiple definitions

by Inderscience Publishers  (Feb. 11, 2014)

The literature indicates that there are numerous definitions of strategic environmental assessment (SEA), but none of which has achieved full recognition on the part of researchers and practitioners. This study aims to compile a set of definitions that represents the amplitude of the subject matter to, on this basis, assess the conceptual ...

Doing the Deal Part 2: Property Assessments

by Richard MacLean & Associates, LLC  (Oct. 1, 2001)

Providing support for major business transactions is arguably the most important strategic responsibility of an EH&S manager. The potential cost savings (if done correctly) or liabilities (if done poorly) can be enormous. A company may bet its future success on a single business acquisition or merger. Even purchases or divestments of plant and ...

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