Environmental Due Diligence Assessments (Phase 1 EDD)

Environmental Due Diligence Assessments (Phase 1 EDD)

Portfolio of Land Holdings, Cambodia

SLP Environmental Consultants (Cambodia) was appointed to conduct and report environmental due diligence (EDD) assessments for a portfolio of land holdings located in Southern Cambodia. The client was considering the acquisition of the sites and as part of the transaction risk management process required an assessment as to whether their were any potential environmental liabilities associated with the ownership of any of the study sites. The assessments also included an appraisal of the existing infrastructure, utilities and services in the study site areas and their capacity to support redevelopment on the study sites.

The environmental due diligence assessments were conducted in general conformance with guidance presented in ISO 14015:2001—Environmental Assessments of Sites and Organisations (EASO), published by the International Standards Organization (ISO).

The assessments included site and environs inspections, consultations with local administrative bodies, desk studies and data mining with respect to the site setting, historic landuses, hydrogeology, hydrology, ecology, cultural heritage, legislative framework and the existing utilities and infrastructure in the study site areas.

This information was utilised to determine the environmental sensitivity of each study site with respect to the current landuses and future redevelopment scenarios.

The reporting included a qualitative risk assessment for each identified potentially vulnerable environmental receptor, an overall risk rating for each study site, as well as recommendations on environmental management measures for any future redevelopment at the study sites.