EHS Due Diligence

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Consultivo conducts evaluation on behalf of organisations and project proponents as part of their due diligence around investments, mergers and acquisitions. Our EHS due diligence (EHSDD) & Environmental Due-diligence (EDD) audit service in India identifies the potential & existing EHS risks or hazards associated with the activities or project.

We have completed over 1,000 EHS audits and provided EHS compliance assistance around the world. Our projects range from compliance audits to international due diligence, comprehensive EHS auditing to large scale reviews and environmental assessment.

We identify and prioritize current, contingent, and future EHS and sustainability exposures leading to unexpected liabilities.

What will you get – the outcome

Upon completion of the EHS or Environmental due diligence process, a detailed report is prepared by the Consultivo auditors. The report content generally includes:

  • Executive summary including graphical performance indicators
  • Compliance status against EHS statutory and regulatory requirements through a detail EHS Audit
  • Visualization of collected data
  • identification of areas of potential concern & recommendations for the improvement of the EHS performance
  • Recommendations for future investigations including estimated costs and required by law implementation deadlines
  • Overall summary of site EHS performance including strengths and areas for improvement.
  • Comprehensive and segmental quantified rating/scoring (applicable for protocol assessment)
  • Action plans
  • Photo gallery

Consultivo offers different other forms of transaction support due diligence solutions:

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Your challenge

Compliances to Statutory requirements & regulations related to Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) system has become part of critical business risks. If not managed properly, they may lead to significant loss exposure. They can influence the brand reputation, financials and the value of an enterprise.

As a result, the investors, funders or project proponents need to understand the EHS risk exposure before, during and post-merger & acquisition (M&A). A quality Environmental or EHS due diligence due diligence helps in accurate and strategic decision making.

What do we offer?

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Our EHS due diligence process is meant to

  • characterize a target entity (site/operation/business) sufficiently in terms of environmental aspects, Occupational Health & Safety hazards, and
  • communicate risks or liabilities that are material to the buyer or investor

The main goal of our EHS due diligence in India is to provide a full picture of what our customers are acquiring.

EHS Due Diligence generally covers

  • Potential subsurface risks (Phase I ESA) as defined by ASTM standard E1527 focusing mostly of soil and groundwater quality issues
  • Operational risks include compliance issues associated with regulations applicable to an operation
  • Infrastructure risks like any contamination issues connected with buildings, utilities, or other structures
  • EHS Governance related risks

We work with global codes, standards and guidelines especially IFC Performance Standards (IFC PS), ISO 14015, World Bank EHS Guidelines, ASTM standards, GRI Standards, Legal requirements in India.

The level of entity characterization and quantification depends on the buyer/investor’s requirements.

Other related services:

Environmental Due Diligence Audit Service or EDD of Consultivo identifies the existing & potential environmental risks or hazards associated with the facility or projects in India. Consultivo conducts evaluation on behalf of organisations and project proponents, as part of their due diligence around investments, mergers and acquisitions.


EHS Audit

EHS Audits are focused assessment & review of the EHS management systems, EHS performances and statutory, regulatory, obligatory requirements applicable to the organisation.

We offer two types of EHS Audits:

  1. Comprehensive EHS Audits
  2. EHS Compliance Audits

Environmental Audits

Environmental Audits evaluate the extent of environmental compliance against statutory requirements and management system implementation gaps against national international standards, industry good practices.


Safety Audits

Our Safety audits identify the areas of strength & weakness and provide a structured approach to continual improvement.


Custom Made Services

Do you have a need for something else in your organisation that does not fit into the scope of a regular EHS due diligence?

We are happy to work with you to develop a custom- made service that meets your stated needs. You can rely on our expertise to advise and guide you in your journey towards an effective risk management.

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Get in touch to customise this solution for your organisation.

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The uniqueness of consultivo solutions

Consultivo provides Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS), management system support, due diligence and audit services for all levels of government, institutional, commercial, industrial and mining clients. Our solutions are:

  • Creative and innovative solutions that are often required to resolve complex problems
  • Delivered by industry experienced practical and competent consulting team
  • Delivered with Consistency in high standards achieved through a robust QA process including auditor training, calibration and performance monitoring

Our EHS due diligence in India comes with:

  • Deep industry experience as well as EHS and sustainability expertise and
  • A holistic approach that looks beyond EHS and sustainability liabilities and risks to identify opportunities

We identify, quantify and prioritize current, contingent, and future EHS and sustainability exposures. Our experience allows us to anticipate issues, enabling them to be proactively addressed before transaction timelines are impacted.

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Definition of EHS Due Diligence

Statutory requirements, regulations and compliance continue to be the foundation of any Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) system. Deviation from the same may lead to significant loss exposure. EHS and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) aspects of a Company’s performance are becoming more important to brand and reputation and can influence financials and the value of an enterprise.

An EHS due-diligence identifies tangible and intangible, present, probable & future EHS risks and liabilities associated with a transaction, as well as identifying EHS elements that will provide ongoing value post-deal.

Consultivo provides complete range of transaction support due diligence services in India and around the world, that include:

Benefits of EHS Due diligence

EHS Due diligence provides a model to find out the present, probable and future Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety risks when setting up and operating a project. The benefits of using an effective EHS Due-diligence include:

  • Higher confidence of the stakeholders like investors, lenders, statutory bodies and buyers with greater transparency and their level of loss exposures.
  • Project owners can maximise their return and protect their interests by building EHS and sustainability into the terms of the transaction.
  • Potentially reduced rates of accidents, injuries, ill health, litigation costs and improved productivity
  • Reduction of unplanned cleanup costs, regulatory penalties, or capital improvements

Consultivo offers the full range services related to Environmental Due Diligence, EHS due diligence, ESG Due Diligence, Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) and Environmental and Social Due Diligence (ESDD) in India and around the world.

EHS Due diligence audit projects have different focus areas and success factors at each stage of the Merger & Acquisition (M&A) process.

However, few of the general quality factors are listed below:

  • Materiality issues in EHS due-diligence
  • Statutory and Regulatory Compliance for EHS & CSR
  • Physical Asset Condition
  • Brand & Product Compliance & Accountability
  • EHS or Environmental Management Systems
  • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Strategy
  • Climate Risks
  • Occupational Health & Safety Risks including OHS Management System and Safety Culture

Consultivo provides complete range of transaction support due diligence services in India and around the world, that include:

EHS Due Diligence Service

The generic approach is illustrated below:

Stage 1: Scoping of EHS due-diligence

  • Understanding the requirement & expectations of management
  • Finalise the approach appropriate to the transaction, industry and business issues

Outcome: Workable Scope of Work (SoW) or ToR

Stage 2: Information Review

  • Collection & review of project data and information
  • Site visit
  • Secondary research including media information
  • Discussions with relevant third parties

Outcome: As-Is-Situation Assessment & related gaps and identification of material issues

Stage 3: Data collection, compilation, analysis and interpretation

  • Review and input into transaction documentation
  • Further technical investigations Discussions with control authorities/third partiesƒRisk transfer

Outcome: Risk and Opportunity Report

Stage 4: Post deal issues (in case of Merger & Acquisition)

  • Development of priority action plan
  • Implement plan and monitoring
  • Ongoing risk management
  • Support for post-deal integration

Outcome: Post deal management plan

However, our approach for EHS due diligence service is flexible, taking account of the purpose of the transaction, materiality and market and stakeholder expectations.

Consultivo provides complete range of transaction support due diligence services in India and around the world, that include:


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