Environmental Due Diligence Assessment

Environmental Due Diligence Assessment

Jewelry Manufacturing Facility, Bangkok, Thailand

SLP Environmental was appointed by a private equity company to conduct and report a Phase 1 Environmental Due Diligence (EDD) and Environmental Liability Compliance Assessment (ELCA) at a jewelry manufacturing facility located in Bangkok, Thailand. The study was undertaken as part of the client’s pre-acquisition transaction due diligence process and conducted in general conformance with the methods and procedures described in the international standard ISO: 14015 on the execution of Environmental Assessments of Sites and Organisations (EASO), published by the International Standards Organization (ISO).

Our trained auditors interviewed members of the facilities management and operations team and conducted a detailed inspection of the facility and the operations and activities thereon. Particular attention was paid to procedures and practices pertaining to general environmental management, hazardous materials, hazardous wastes, bulk storage, wastewater, air emissions, nuisance controls and other miscellaneous environmental aspects. The assessment also included a detailed records review to assess whether the facility was in possession of all the relevant environmental licenses, consents and permits as required under Thai law for their operations.

Our auditors conducted a detailed review of the physical and biological site setting including studies on the areas geology, hydrology, hydrogeology, ecology, landuse history and cultural factors.

The assessment was undertaken on a rapid turnaround basis and culminated in the production of a commercially focused report that clearly identified the material and other relevant environmental issues and their respective likely mitigation costs. The report also included a checklist detailing the environmental regulatory requirements applicable to the operations and activities at the target facility and the current compliance status of the facility with respect to each regulatory obligation.