Environmental due diligence audits (EDDs) and environmental health and safety audits (EHS) are carried out to identify potential environmental liabilities and occupational health related risks prior to purchasing (or selling) a property. It covers on-site visits, thorough assessment of documentation to identify any non-compliance with legal requirements, as well as any potential liabilities which might cause any hindrances to successful business operation in the future. Timely identification of “red flags” can save the investors avoidable expenditures in the future and help sellers to make their property ready for transfer to another owner.
ELLE has more than 10 years of experience in the provision of EDDs, certification and performance of environmental, health and safety audits, environmental audits in accordance with the requirements of ISO 14001 standard in a number of Baltic (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) and foreign enterprises (more than 100 audits), and more than 10 years of experience in carrying out environmental impact and risk assessments for various activities. Our team of auditors have thorough knowledge on administrative and legal requirements in the field of environmental protection, health and safety along with the many years of experience allowing to address effectively all potential environmental issues in both – planned (greenfield and brownfield projects) and existing developments in various sectors (industries, commercial buildings etc.). We have worked with such internationally known companies as ERM (PL, UK, DE, SE), Ramboll, SWECO, Pöyry etc. We are well familiar with phase I and phase II EDDs and EHS, have wide cooperation network with laboratories and different external experts (engineering, geology, hydrology etc.). Taking into account time-sensitivity of most of the EDD and EHS due diligence projects, our organizational skills and wide network of experts allows us to mobilize on short notice and carry out tasks in tight timeframes.
Lūcija Kursīte, Project Manager