Business Transaction Due Diligence Services

As a multi-award winning environmental due diligence advisor, SLP Environmental has an extensive and proven track record providing environmental due diligence assessment services across the ASEAN region for a diverse client base across a range of sectors including; aerospace, agri-business, automotive, chemicals, commodities, electronics, development agencies, energy, heavy industry, manufacturing, oil and gas, real estate, renewables, telecoms and textiles. Our consultancy services are also sought after by other international global consultancy companies headquartered in the USA, Europe and the Asia-Pacific and we provide international standard sub-consultancy services to over fifteen of the top twenty global multi-disciplinary environmental, health and safety and engineering consulting companies, assisting them with their projects, portfolio’s and term contracts located throughout the ASEAN region.

Environmental Due Diligence (EDD) assessment, also known as Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment (Phase 1 ESA), is a critical part of the risk and liability management process associated with any sensitive business transaction such as mergers, divestitures and acquisitions. The primary objective of a Phase 1 ESA is to identify whether there are any potential soil and groundwater contamination liabilities associated with the property/properties under assessment that could have a material impact on the transaction. The process typically involves a detailed site and environs reconnaissance, interviews with key informants (Key Site Manager) and desk study to determine the landuse history and the physical and natural environmental setting in the subject property area. The primary objectives of a Phase 1 ESA/EDD study is to assess the environmental sensitivity of the subject property area, develop a preliminary conceptual site model (CSM) which illustrates any potential risks to environmental and or human receptors and to determine whether there are any Recognised Environmental Conditions (RECs) associated with the target property.

It is also commonplace for clients engaged in business transaction due diligence to  instruct Non-ASTM scope studies to supplement the Phase 1 ESA process in order to provide a better overall picture of the compliance status and natural hazard risks associated with a particular acquisition. Typical examples of non-ASTM scope bolt on studies include high level Legal Environmental Compliance Reviews (LECR), high level EHS Compliance Reviews, full Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Compliance Audits, Social Due Diligence Assessment, Labour and Working Condition Audits, Flood Risk Assessments and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Screening studies.

At SLP Environmental our advice is always commercially focused, clearly communicated and conforms to the highest industry standards and international guidelines. We understand the particular constraints and challenges that can arise during the mergers, acquisitions and divestiture process.

SLP Environmental is uniquely placed in the ASEAN market to deliver environmental due diligence assessment services as we combine internationally acquired expertise with an in-depth understanding of the regions regulatory frameworks. Our assessments throughout all stages of the environmental due diligence assessment process address compliance with host country regulatory standards as well as international best practice such as ISO 14015:2022, ASTM E1527-21 and ISO 45001.

We excel at our responsiveness and attention to detail, we can mobilise quickly and provide fast turnarounds and rapid advice to clients. Our advice is always commercially focused and clearly communicated. We understand the particular constraints and challenges that can arise during the mergers, acquisitions and divestiture process and our reports are carefully tailored in scope and detail to the property under assessment, the nature and stage of the transaction and the specific requirements of the client. We are thus able to provide clients with the information and professional insights they need to manage uncertainties and inform their transaction decisions.

During the last decade, SLP Environmental has successfully delivered multiple projects throughout Cambodia,  Indonesia,  Laos,  Malaysia,  Myanmar,  Philippines,  Singapore,  Thailand  and  Vietnam. Furthermore, SLP Environmental maintains a network of approved Associates throughout Europe, North America and Japan and can provide our specialist services in multiple jurisdictions across the globe.

Key Services

  • Pre-investment , Pre-acquisition, Transactional & Divestiture Services
  • Material Compliance & Liability Assessments
  • ISO 14015:2022 Environmental Due Diligence (EDD) Assessments
  • ASTM E1527-21 Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments (Phase 1 ESA)
  • ASTM E1903-19 Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment (Phase 2 ESA)
  • Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Compliance Assessments
  • Environmental & Social Due Diligence Services
  • Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Auditing
  • Labour Conditions & Community Health & Safety
  • Feasibility & Site Selection Studies
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Independent Second Opinion Reviews
  • IFC Performance Standards and Equator Principles Benchmarking
  • Environmental and Social Performance Monitoring
  • Helping our Clients make Informed Decisions

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