Corporate activities and historic events can have adverse effects on the environment which, if unidentified, can entail significant cost and liability risks when acquiring or divesting an entity or property. This is why environmental risks need to be identified and assessed as part of the transaction process. In the light of recent and upcoming regulatory changes in the EU’s environmental legislation, we expect requirements for an Environmental Due Diligence (EDD) to become increasingly stricter and more elaborate. In addition to our vast experience in EDD, we stay on top of such developments and make sure to align our EDD work accordingly.
In our transaction-services related to EDD work, we carry out environmental as well as EHS risk assessments for industrial and commercial locations as well as real estate assets. These can include individual locations as well as national or international portfolios. We offer a risk assessment, which considers all environmental aspects that are relevant in the context of the transaction and/or location. Examples for those aspects are:
We perform projects in compliance with internationally recognized standards such as ASTM 1527-13 or ISO 14015: 2001. Depending on the project and your needs, we can also expand our due diligence to include additional environmental, social & governance (ESG) aspects or other environmental and/or sustainability aspects.
We rely on pragmatic, customer-oriented solutions with the aim of a clear and structured presentation of business implications and potential risks.
As a founding member of the CAT Alliance, we are able to conduct large EDD assignments on a global scale.