Environmental sustainability practices are incorporated by identifying and implementing techniques and practices that emphasize the environmental management hierarchy of pollution prevention (source reduction), reuse, recycling, treatment, and environmentally safe disposal.
Expertise we provide under this field include:
ENVIRONMENTAL & SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT
EIA is a primary tool for assessing the rational use of natural resources and reducing as far as possible the adverse environmental impacts of development projects; this objective is achieved by inserting critical environmental information into the process of project identification, preparation, and implementation. EIA process involves the assessment of the possible impacts (both positive and negative) that a proposed development may have on the environment, covering natural, social and economic aspects. Objectives of the EIA are:
- Ensure environmental factors are considered in the decision making process,
- Ensure that possible adverse environmental impacts are identified and avoided or minimized,
- Inform the public about the proposal.
CONSTRUCTION ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PLAN (CEMP)
The CEMP is a site-specific plan developed to ensure that appropriate environmental management practices are followed during the construction phase of a project. Objectives of the CEMP:
- Provide effective, site-specific, and implementable procedures and mitigation measures to monitor and control environmental impacts throughout the construction phase of the project,
- Ensure that construction activities do not adversely impact amenity, traffic, or the environment in the surrounding area.
OPERATION ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PLAN (OEMP)
The OEMP is a site, project, or industry-specific plan developed to ensure that environmental management practices to eliminate and control environmental impacts are followed during commissioning and operation. Objectives of the OEMP:
- Provide effective, site-specific, and implementable procedures to monitor and control environmental impacts throughout the operation phase of the project,
- Ensure that events, processes, or activities do not adversely impact health, safety, amenity, traffic, or the environment in the surrounding area,
- Provide feedback for continual improvement in environmental performance,
ENVIRONMENTAL DUE DILIGENCE
EDD process is primarily a proactive activity. EDD is the process of assessing the environmental conditions of a facility to be aware of potential environmental liabilities. It involves taking steps to ensure that regulatory standards are met and that environmental mishaps do not occur—so that regulatory and other legal responses do not follow. Documenting the steps, policies, and actions undertaken, including training of staff and supervisors, is an important aspect of the process. Objectives of the EDD are:
- Assess, understand, and actively mitigate actual and potential environmental risks in the business, including by retaining experts when necessary;
- Develop appropriate response procedures in place, including a spill policy and contingency plan and a waste management system, where appropriate;
- Produce regular environmental compliance reports tailored to the specific industry;
ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING PROGRAMS AND COMPLIANCE AUDIT
EM&A is recommended during the construction phase in order to monitor the efficacy of the measures recommended to mitigate the noise and air quality impacts, and during the operation phase to monitor the efficacy of measures proposed to mitigate the traffic noise impact during peak periods. Objectives of the EM&A:
- Ensure that the areas of environment concern identified during the EIA process are carried through to all project phases,
- Monitor the performance of the project and the effectiveness of mitigation measures,
- Determine project compliance with regulatory requirements, standards and government policies, and take remedial action if unexpected problems or unacceptable impacts arise.
- To provide data to enable an environmental audit to be performed.
WASTE MANAGEMENT PLANS
Waste management plans have a key role to play in achieving sustainable waste management. Their main purpose is to give an outline of waste streams and treatment options. As the solution to many waste management problems requires the involvement of several participants/authorities, coherent planning helps to avoid unnecessary duplication of effort and thus benefits all participants in their work together. Objectives of WMP:
- Compliance with waste policy and target achievement set up in the field of waste management at the national and the European Union level,
- Outline of waste characteristics and sufficient capacity for managing waste, and contribute to ensuring that the capacity and the nature of collection and treatment systems are in line with the waste to be managed,
- Control of technological measure to be taken to eliminate or minimise certain types of waste
Successful economic development depends on the rational use of natural resources and on reducing as far as possible the adverse environmental impacts of development projects. Economic analysis, is employed to determine if the overall economic benefits of a proposed project exceed its costs, and to help design the project in a way that produces a solid economic rate of return. Adverse environmental impacts are part of the costs of a project, and positive environmental impacts are part of its benefits. Consideration of environmental impacts, therefore, should be integrated with the other aspects of the project in the economic analysis to the extent possible.