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Sustainability & environmental consultancy

We provide a comprehensive range of services to help public and private sector organisations to characterise, assess, quantify and manage their relationship with the natural environment and to prepare for a changing climate.

Strategic sustainability – We work with clients from all sectors to ensure long term environmental, social and economic sustainability through early integration of sustainability considerations in policy, plan and project development. We provide Strategic Sustainability Assessment services and a range of services to support with the identification and implementation of sustainability and climate change solutions for masterplans and projects. For more information, please download our embedding sustainability into development flyer.

Corporate governance – We support organisations with the development and implementation of environmental policy and strategy, corporate responsibility, industrial sustainability and environmental management systems (EMS). We work with organisations at all stages of their management system development – from initial environmental review through to ISO14001 and EMAS implementation. We provide clear, action-based advice that improves our clients’ environmental performance.

Legal compliance and risk management – We support organisations with environmental permitting, compliance with COMAH, health and safety risk assessments and due diligence for all manner of transactions including disposals, mergers and acquisitions, debt-financed, securitisations, IPOs, MBIMBOs and Lenders Technical Advisory support on PFI/PPP.

Our team comprise internationally experienced advisors, including those registered as Environmental Auditors & Principal Auditors by the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA).

Resource management – We advise clients from all sectors on low carbon operation, resource efficiency, restoration and management of natural resources and biodiversity, waste minimisation and environmental economics.

Development permitting – We help clients reduce their environmental impact and incorporate sustainability principles in the development of masterplans, infrastructure and buildings. We provide Environmental Impact Assessment services from screening and scoping through to production of the environmental statement, consultation and Public Inquiries.

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) – We have the experts to deliver all stages of the EIA process, whether that be undertaking the entire EIA, or assisting at one or more of the key stages. Learn more about our expertise in Environmental Impact Assessment.

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) – The HIA process identifies potential effects on the health of a population and the distribution of those effects within the population. We undertake HIA as either, part of the larger EIA/SEA process, or as a separate work stream covering both project and plan levels. We support decision makers in identifying appropriate actions to manage any possible effects and make informed decisions beneficial for public health. We successfully collaborate with international experts in the HIA field from academia and public health organisations to ensure we deliver a high quality service.

For the above services we draw on the full range of in-house technical specialists covering ecology, noise, social-economics and community issues, landscape and visual, land contamination, waste, air quality and water.

Our skills also include:

For more information on our sustainability expertise, please download our sustainability brochure.