Cardinus White Paper: Due Diligence Must Extend To Longer Term Environmental Impact

Top Quote Merger And Acquisition Research Should Assess Green Issues Pertinent To The Entire Lifecycle Of The Investment. New White Paper From Cardinus Provides Valuable Reference Information On All Aspects Of Environmental Due Diligence. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 18, 2010 - THE long-term environmental impact of a business or activity must be clearly understood before any investment in that activity takes place, according to an important white paper just published by Cardinus Risk Management.

    Environmental risks extending for the entire investment term need to be identified and mitigated through a rigorous environmental due diligence (EDD) programme. EDD is now an integral part of the merger and acquisitions process but it should be a part of all investment opportunity background checks.

    Trevor Harraway, author of the white paper and environmental consultant at Cardinus Risk Management, said, "Traditionally, environmental due diligence focused on assessing risks and identifying threats material to the transaction. But environmental issues have moved to the forefront of political and public consciousness, along with a rush of new compliance legislation designed to protect the environment and encourage resource efficiency. Due diligence nowadays considers the entire lifecycle of the investment, from pre-acquisition, through post-acquisition risk management programmes to facilitating a clean exit from the investment."

    Mr Harraway also added that the EDD process should not be simply seen as a potential obstruction to investment, but it can play an important role in identifying greater opportunities. "EDD is also now viewed as a tool for spotting and evaluating opportunities, particularly in a new low carbon market where government incentives can give prudent investors a market edge," he said.

    The Cardinus white paper, called Environmental due diligence - forewarned is forearmed, contains summaries of relevant legislation and draws on real-life case studies to illustrate its main points. It also considers the revenue-generating potential of some new renewable energy schemes.

    Environmental due diligence - forewarned is forearmed is an essential reference report for all businesses involved in major investments and professionals working on those transactions.

    To obtain your free copy of this white paper from Cardinus Risk Management, call 020 7469 0200, email: info ( @ ) cardinus dot com or visit the website at: www dot cardinusenvironmental dot com

    Cardinus directors, experts and consultants are available for interview and quotes on industry issues. The full range of Cardinus consultancy services can be seen on its website, or you can telephone 0207 469 0200 (UK) 1-866-966-3420 (US).

    About Cardinus
    Cardinus is a member company of THB Group plc and provides online injury reduction solutions and risk management within the safety, fleet and property sectors.
    Established in 1995, Cardinus has an enviable track record of working with government and leading blue chip organizations. Cardinus provides solutions to customers across the United Kingdom, the US and worldwide. Solutions include 'Workstation Safety Plus' a software solution designed to reduce the risks associated with using DSE and ergonomics; a comprehensive fleet risk solution that combines in-vehicle driver training with online self-assessment; property solutions including fire risk surveys, asbestos assessment and a range of e-learning courses.
    Cardinus Risk Management Limited, Phoenix House, Cantelupe Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 3BE. Cardinus Risk Management Limited, 10 Flag Business Exchange, Vicarage Farm Road, Peterborough, Cambs PE1 5SL.

    For further information please call Cardinus Risk Management Limited on 020 7469 0200 or email info ( @ ) cardinus dot com

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