due diligence Articles

  • Environmental due diligence

    Emma Farthing, a Senior Manager of ENVIRON, and Simon Johnson, Managing Director of ENVIRON FRS (Financial Risk Services), explain how an integrated approach to environmental due diligence results in an effective risk management and transfer program that protects leverage buyouts and investors, which is also attractive to vendors and brings future added ...


    By ENVIRON

  • Beyond environmental due diligence

    Few businesses are completely free of environmental liability and many have significant exposure both historically and into the future for actions of the current and/or past owners/operators. Dr. Simon Johnson, of ENVIRON FRS (Financial Risk Services), provides a structured approach to managing the financial consequences of environmental liabilities in the middle ...


    By ENVIRON

  • Due diligence for freehold purchase

    Client: Confidential Location: Shropshire, UK Services: Site investigation and contaminated land assessment, due diligence Summary: A concrete-mixing operator wished to purchase the freehold of their site. ESI undertook site investigation and risk assessment as part of a due diligence exercise. Our report enabled finance ...

  • Impact - a survey on environmental due diligence

    Untitled Document Environmental due diligence (EDD) has become an important feature of an increasing number of merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions. Interestingly, however, it is not automatically ...


    By KPMG International

  • Due diligence is everybody`s business

    In an ever expanding global marketplace, environmental, health and safety issues are becoming increasingly integrated into corporate governance. The practice of transactional due diligence is evolving to address emerging drivers related to these issues. This article appears in the September issue of CEO ...


    By ENVIRON

  • Environmental Due Diligence - Development and Process

    Emma Farthing, a Senior Manager in ENVIRON’s London, UK, office, explores the background to international environmental due diligence and examines the emerging future trends in process and practice. This article appears in a special supplement of Financier Worldwide, which also includes editorial comments from Ian Bailey, Director of ENVIRON's European ...


    By ENVIRON

  • Due diligence: changes to us accounting standards

    Recent changes in US accounting standards are profoundly affecting environmental due diligence requirements. The new standards require that broader assumptions be incorporated into the valuation of environmental liabilities and could change many corporations’ approach to environmental due diligence. Existing standardsThe prior standards only required environmental liabilities to be accounted ...

  • Environmental Due Diligence Within Multinational Corporations

      Superfund and other state and federal regulations that emerged during the 80’s dramatically changed the way corporations managed property transactions. At the beginning of that decade there were very few engineers experienced in environmental due diligence. Over the past 15 years a sophisticated consulting industry has emerged to support companies in their ...

  • International Environmental Due Diligence- Similarities and Differences

    In an article for Financier Worldwide's M&A Behind the Scenes Supplement, Emma Farthing, a Principal in ENVIRON's London office, discusses the similarities and differences in International Due Diligence standards and ...


    By ENVIRON

  • Sustainability due diligence: LEED® as the evolving national standard

    This article examines current trends in the finance and real estate industries related to due diligence and sustainability. According to the authors of the article, the emergence of the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system, together with the establishment and backing of the Carbon Principles by some of the world's leading financial ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Vapor intrusion and indoor air quality due diligence during property transactions

    Vapor intrusion (i.e. the migration of volatile chemicals from contaminated soil and/or ground water through the subsurface into overlying building structures) as a contributing indoor air has become a growing concern for property owners and prospective purchasers in recent years as it can cause significant indoor air quality problems. This is largely due to the increased focus on this issue by ...

  • Doing the Deal Part 3: ENHANCED Environmental Due Diligence

    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 equipment can have a profound effect on a ...

  • Environmental Insurance for Lenders: What is It, and Can It Substitute for Due Diligence?

     This article addresses two aspects of the new environmental insurance policies for lenders (usually referred to as Secured Creditor, or SC, policies): that of the sometimes significant differences among the policies now on the market, and the controversial due diligence issue - whether the policies can be a 'substitute' for environmental due diligence or a Phase I. The four major ...

  • Incorporating energy performance, sustainability of buildings into environmental due diligence

    This article examines recent trends related to climate change and sustainability and their impacts on environmental due diligence. The authors say quantifying a building's energy and sustainability condition, performance, and potential will become commonplace and now is being incorporated into routine commercial real estate transactions. They believe commercial property sellers should consider ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Due diligence and remedial cost estimation at a former car manufacturer

    Client: Confidential Location: Coventry, West Midlands, UK Services: Due Diligence, Remedial Cost Estimation Summary: ESI’s review and remedial cost estimation provided our client with reliable information on which to base decisions to sell on, or redevelop, a former car manufacturing site ESI was ...

  • Can A Consulting Firm with LSRPs on Staff Provide Confidential Due Diligence?

    Many clients raise questions regarding the state of the environmental due diligence process in New Jersey, in the wake of the Site Remediation Reform Act’s (“SRRA”) passage and the institution of the Licensed Site Remediation Professional (“LSRP”) program.  These questions often concern whether an environmental consulting firm can conduct a confidential due ...

  • Delivering real-time due diligence results - case Study

    Challenge: A global pharmaceutical company announced their plans to acquire another pharmaceutical company with property assets of more than 30 manufacturing, research and development and product distribution facilities operating throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia. In response to strong business and market incentives, client management set an ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Lost science: effects on environmental risk policy, litigation and due diligence

    When the work of recognised technical experts and the scientific method are abandoned, overlooked, subverted, limited, overruled or otherwise diminished in the development of scientific documents, findings and recommendations, a situation termed 'Lost Science' occurs. Lacking critical information, report findings do not reflect scientific knowledge or realities. This results in skewed ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Best Practice Implementation of the European Timber Regulations Due Diligence Requirements

    The EUTR requires the establishment of a due diligence system by organizations involved in the placement of timber/timber products on the EU market. The SGS 'Best Practice Implementation of the European Timber Regulations Due Diligence Requirements' guidebook helps you set-up your due diligence system and ensure compliance with the EUTR. ...


    By SGS

  • Environmental & Social Due Diligence Assessment (ESIA Scoping Study), Cambodia

    SLP Environmental was appointed to undertake an environmental & social due diligence (ESDD) assessment and ESIA scoping study of a 7,000 hectare project site located in Eastern Cambodia. The client is considering leasing the ...

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