About Environment, Health, Safety (EHS), & Compliance

We assist clients through each stage of their business lifecycle. We routinely support our clients in issues related to EHS due diligence, compliance assurance, contaminated land, water conservation, climate change, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.

Corporate Governance

From renewable energy projects to water treatment projects, our experts provide technical and consulting services to define, track, and meet our client’s corporate governance and sustainable infrastructure goals, with services including

  • Environmental management systems
  • Policy and program development
  • Compliance assurance
  • Sustainability and climate change consulting
  • Renewable resources

Acquisition and New Construction

Stantec supports quick and efficient business acquisitions by

  • Understanding the business aspects driving the transaction and then carefully following the client’s due diligence policies and procedures to provide the information needed for optimal decision making
  • Identifying EHS liabilities and developing solutions for clients to manage the liabilities
  • Providing responsive staff with a “sense of urgency” who understand the time-critical and confidential nature of business transactions
  • Integrating EHS into new facility design, supporting safe facility construction in compliance with environmental requirements, and measuring EHS performance during commissioning and startup

Operational Improvement

During facility operations we deliver a unified EHS practice including

  • Providing process mapping and hazard analysis, EHS procedures development and training, and compliance support
  • Developing procedures and training for waste characterization, handling, and disposal
  • Performing energy efficiency studies to reduce costs and greenhouse gas emissions
  • Reducing water use and treatment costs, reducing water-related energy costs, and lowering water discharge fees

Divestiture

We offer a structured, logical approach to cost-effective and safe facility closure including

  • Understanding business objectives, property value, marketability, potential future use, and land restrictions
  • Using decision-risk tools and probabilistic cost estimating software to develop a cost range of EHS liabilities based upon potential trigger events
  • Decontaminating and demolishing structures in a safe, cost-effective manner to facilitate redevelopment while managing long-term liabilities
  • Managing project risk and cost uncertainties while developing technically defensible, cost-effective remedial solutions
  • Developing and implementing innovative remediation approaches using a variety of technologies

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