EH&S Considerations for Nutraceutical Manufacturing Facilities


By: Bruce Martin

Nutraceuticals, defined as “fortified foods or dietary supplements that provide health benefits in addition to basic nutritional value,”[1] have gained a lot of popularity in the last couple of decades due to maturing populations and a rising awareness in preventative health measures. This definition includes not only special fortified foods, but also herbal products, dietary supplements, genetically modified foods and foods processed to include specific nutrients.  According to a recently published report by Research and Markets, ...

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Taking A Pro-Active Approach to Emerging Contaminants


By: Simon Hunt

What are emerging contaminants and should I be concerned about them? If you don’t take a pro-active management approach – then the answer is probably yes.

Significant costs are being incurred by corporates, industry and developers managing emerging contaminants – these range from Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) and other product formulations with perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), asbestos and silica dust, and methamphetamine in residential buildings. Some might argue that these compounds, formulations and contaminants have ...

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The Importance of Evaluating a Property’s Historical Uses during Environmental Due Diligence


By: Brianna Sadoski

Evaluating a property’s historical uses is a key step in identifying potential issues and liabilities during environmental due diligence investigations. Consulting multiple historical sources can assist in developing a history of the previous uses of the subject property and surrounding properties to determine the likelihood of past uses having lead to recognized environmental conditions (RECs) in connection with the subject property.

The ASTM E1527-13 Standard for Phase I ESAs indicates all obvious uses of the property shall be ...

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Improve Client Service. Enhance Employee Retention & Engagement. Increase Profitability. Take Your Business Virtual Today!

In this article we outline Conscientia Global’s best practices for empowering your employees to be a team – from everywhere and anywhere.

By: Bethany Evans

With ongoing advances in technology and internet speed, it is no surprise that more and more companies are allowing employees to telecommute more often, with some businesses taking divisions, or even all of their operations, completely virtual. According to a recent Forbes’s article, a study conducted by ...

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2018 Manufacturing M&A Update


By: Kaitlyn Templin

Despite perceived economic and political uncertainty, global industrial manufacturing deal volume remained healthy throughout 2017, and dealmakers in the space are optimistic in their outlook for 2018. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (“PwC”) Global Industrial Manufacturing Deal Insights Year-End 2017 report,[1] industrial manufacturing deal volume remained relatively flat with 2,491 deals announced in 2017, compared to 2,520 deals in 2016. Furthermore, excluding the $22.7 billion JCI/Tyco mega-deal in 2016, aggregate deal value was steady year-over-year. Looking at year-end performance, Q4 ...

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