Confectionary Manufacturing, Subic Bay, Philippines
SLP Environmental was appointed to perform environmental due diligence (EDD) on a confectionary products manufacturing facility located in Subic, Zambales, Philippines. The client was considering the acquisition of the property and facility thereon, and commissioned the EDD assessment to determine i) if there were any potential soil and groundwater contamination liabilities associated with the Subject Property (Phase 1 ESA as per ASTM 1527), and ii) the compliance status of the facility with respect to key Philippines environmental regulatory requirements (Limited Environmental Compliance Review).
The Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) comprised of a review of readily available documentation, a site reconnaissance and interviews with the Property Owner’s Representatives. The Limited Environmental Compliance Review (LECR) comprised of a review of documentation made available by the DD target in advance of, and during, the site reconnaissance, observations made onsite and interviews with key personnel with responsibility for environmental performance.
Particular attention was paid to practices pertaining to general environmental permitting, chemicals management, waste management, water supply, wastewater management, air emission, noise, odour management, environmental spills/incidents, asbestos, PCBs, and ODSs.
Our auditors conducted a detailed review of the physical site setting including studies on the areas geology, hydrology, hydrogeology, and landuse history. The EDD 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 key environmental regulatory requirements applicable to the operation and activities at the target facility and the current compliance status of the facilities with respect to each requirement. Where non-compliances (NC) were identified, a corrective action was recommended along with a timeline for implementation based on the risk associated with each NC.