Is Your Portfolio Company’s Safety Strategy Built on Rocks or Sand?

By: Monica Meyer

As the song goes – The wise man built his house upon the rock and the house on the rocks stood strong.  The foolish man built his house upon the sand and the house on the sand went SPLAT!

If business strategy is still an evolving concept with new paradigms and approaches established every year, safety strategy has an uphill climb to reach great levels of effectiveness. As EHS Support has been involved throughout all ...

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EHS Support’s 2017 M&A Outlook


By: Kaitlyn Templin

Following is an overview on 2016 M&A activity and what dealmakers are expecting for 2017. We have also included information below on what we are observing here at EHS Support and our suggestions for being better prepared from an environmental perspective.

In Mergers & Acquisitions’ recent webinar, “What to expect in 2017,” panelists indicated that dealmakers feel “cautiously optimistic” about 2017 and expect it to look a lot like 2016. As for 2016, while panelists agreed ...

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Emerging Contaminants

By: Raghava Dasika

“Emerging contaminants” represent a challenge in the course of transaction due diligence assessment of residual liabilities. The increasing awareness of the presence of previously untargeted classes of chemicals that are now of suspected potential environmental concern, adds to the “reasonableness” by which these chemicals should be anticipated and highlighted (if of concern) during the course of due diligence enquiry.

For example, in recent years the PFAS (per and poly-fluorinated alkyl substances) group of chemicals have been identified as an emerging ...

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Mock-OHSA Audit

By: Monica Meyer

OSHA enforcement has changed over the years and its bite now measures up to its bark. As of August 2016, fines for violations have increased by almost 60% from previous established maximums. If OSHA shows up at your door, it is not likely going to be a friendly visit. Your management team should be prepared for an inspection that will likely focus on worker complaints; however, once a compliance officer is in your facility, agency directives require the ...

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Maximize Value in Your Deals: Control and Manage Environmental risks throughout Integration and Divestiture Preparation

By: Kenny Ogilvie

In today’s ultra-competitive merger and acquisition environment, savvy dealmakers are seeking innovative ways to maximize their deal processes to obtain greater value. According to Pitchbook Data’s 2016 2Q M&A report, global deal volume fell from $540 billion in Q1 to $461 billion in Q2, with the number of completed deals declining from over 5,000 in 1Q 2016 to about 3,096 in 2Q 2016. Pitchbook Data attributes this decline to a decreasing amount of quality targets, and ...

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