Third party audits of social and environmental programs can assist proponents to demonstrate regulatory compliance, eligibility for certification, and increased transparency for stakeholders. Auditing criteria may be existing environmental management plans, stakeholder engagement programs, corporate standards, statutory obligations, lending conditions, or international standards, such as ISO 14001. Knight Piésold has considerable experience offering clients specialized review and assessment of social and environmental performance.
Similarly, clients that are contemplating on investing in other projects benefit from Knight Piésold’s ability to conduct social and environmental due diligence on their behalf. This provides an analysis of potential risks associated with a given project, including compliance and stakeholder acceptability. Due diligence reviews provide recommendations for improvements where required, with associated cost estimates.