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  • Case Study: Valero Energy Corporation

    Verifying Valero Energy Corporation's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Nationwide ERM was retained by Valero Energy Corporation (Valero) to verify greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and to provide a public assurance statement for inclusion in Valero’s Annual...

  • Case Study: SKY TV

    Helping SKY TV shape its sustainability journey Background SKY TV is a British based pan-European satellite broadcasting, broadband and telephone company. For the last four years, it has been on a journey to make better, more sustainable products....

    Technology, Media & Telecommunications
    Corporate Sustainability Strategy
  • Case Study: Braskem-Idesa

    Business Challenge: To design an Environmental and Social Management System for Braskem-Idesa that would properly identify and overcome issues in a proactive and preventative manner Braskem-Idesa Etileno XXI Project is a Major Capital Project...

    Chemical
    Transaction Services
    Performance and Assurance
    Impact Assessment and Planning
  • Case Study: World Bank

    Helping to preserve cultural heritage and stimulate economic development Background The World Bank continues to investigate ways in which areas can develop to generate their own income while at the same time preventing any threat to cultural...

    Impact Assessment and Planning
    China
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: Wheelabrator Technologies Inc

    Partnering a Client successfully in a first and significant investment in China by adopting a business focused approach to guiding them through the maze of China’s environmental, health, safety and social regulations and advising them of effective...

    Transaction Services
    China
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: United Nations Environment Program

    Background Conducting a green buildings review of renovation designs for the United Nations complex in New York. Our Approach The United Nations (UN) headquarters complex in New York City has changed little since it was designed in the 1940’s. In...

    United States
    Performance and Assurance
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: United Company RUSAL

    Background Performing Environmental, Health and Safety due diligence across UC RUSAL’s metals portfolio. Our Approach United Company RUSAL ( www.rusal.com ) is the global leader in the aluminum industry, accounting for approximately 12% and 15% of...

    Russia
    Transaction Services
    Mining & Metals
  • Case Study: Unilever

    Conducting sustainability audits to drive performance improvement and ensure data accuracy for reporting Background Unilever has been the Food & Beverage super-sector sustainability leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for 12 straig...

    United States
    Performance and Assurance
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: UK Government

    Identifying opportunities to implement programs supporting the global challenges of climate change. Background In light of the urgency to combat climate change, the British Government has implemented a Strategic Program Fund (SPF) focusing on...

    China
    Other important industries
    Air Quality and Climate Change
  • Case Study: UK Government

    Identifying opportunity for Chongqing to become a low carbon, high growth economy. Background In light of the urgency to combat climate change, the UK Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is delivering a series of research and...

    China
    Other important industries
    Air Quality and Climate Change
  • Case Study: Tullow Oil

    Safety Studies for Tullow Oil, TEN FPSO Project Background ERM recently completed a 12 month program of work supporting Tullow Oil on its TEN Floating production and storage (FPSO) project (Offshore Ghana) during FEED. Our Approach The work involv...

    Singapore
    Risk Management
    Oil & Gas
  • Case Study: Tullow Ghana Ltd

    Assessing and managing the environmental and social impacts associated with developing Ghana’s first major offshore oil field to meet the requirements of regulators, joint venture partners and the International Finance Corporation. Background When...

    South Africa
    Impact Assessment and Planning
    Oil & Gas
  • Case Study: Thomas Enterprises

    Background Managing remediation activities at Sacramento Locomotive Works in California to significantly reduce costs and maximize development opportunities for Thomas Enterprises Our Approach The historic Sacramento Locomotive Works was for many...

    United States
    Contaminated Site Management
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: The Brewers of Europe

    Helping to assess critical water risks within the brewery sector through a comparative review of the various water management and water risk assessment tools currently available, and the compilation of an online reference library. Background Water...

    Impact Assessment and Planning
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: Tesoro Petroleum

    Business Challenge: Implementing a company-wide rollout of an enterprise management system across Tesoro Petroleum’s operations in the US Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, Tesoro is a Fortune 500 petroleum refining and marketing company with...

    United States
    Performance and Assurance
    Oil & Gas
  • Case Study: Tesco

    Background Create a system to capture and record life cycle footprint data on a range of products for Britain’s largest retailer, Tesco, and in turn communicate this information to consumers. Our Approach Tesco is a British-based international...

    United Kingdom
    Performance and Assurance
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: Syngenta

    Background Develop and implement a standardized compliance audit approach across Syngenta’s global operations. Our Approach Syngenta was formed in 2001 and is a world leading Agribusiness. The Company is now a leader in Crop Protection and ranks...

    United Kingdom
    Performance and Assurance
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: Syncrude Canada Ltd

    Background Improve the integrity and implementation of an Environmental, Health and Safety Management Information System at Syncrude. Our Approach Canada’s proven oil reserves are second only to those of Saudi Arabia. Syncrude Canada Ltd is one of...

    Performance and Assurance
    Canada
    Oil & Gas
  • Case Study: Statoil

    Background Develop a web-based early phase risk assessment tool for Norway’s Statoil Our Approach Statoil is the world's third-largest net seller of crude oil and one of its largest gas suppliers. With headquarters in Norway and 29,000 staff in 40...

    Risk Management
    Oil & Gas
  • Case Study: Siam Cement Group

    Background Review Environmental, Health and Safety assurance and environmental performance across Thailand’s Siam Cement Group’s operations to give a clear picture of performance, and identify opportunities for improvement Our Approach Siam Cement...

    Thailand
    Performance and Assurance
    Manufacturing & Pharmaceutical
  • Case Study: Shell International

    Providing due diligence advisory services for sustainability and Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) related issues of a proposed US$12 billion biofuels joint venture Background Shell International Petroleum Company Limited (Shell) and Brazilian...

    Transaction Services
    Brazil
    Oil & Gas
  • Case Study: Shell

    Background Manage soil and ground water environmental issues at an oil refinery in Australia for Shell Our Approach Further to the recently-won Global Environmental Services Strategy (GESS) contract with Shell, ERM has secured a two-year contract ...

    Contaminated Site Management
    Australia
    Oil & Gas
  • Case Study: Scottish Water

    Background Support Scottish Water as they undertake one of the country’s largest construction ventures; from site selection through planning, to construction and operation. Our Approach Scottish Water is Scotland’s publicly owned drinking water an...

    United Kingdom
    Impact Assessment and Planning
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: Scotia Gas Networks

    Helping to assess and mitigate potential environmental risks at over 250 sites across the UK through soil and groundwater site investigations, regulatory liaison and development of sustainable remediation solutions Background Scotia Gas Networks’...

    United Kingdom
    Contaminated Site Management
    Oil & Gas
  • Case Study: SATORP

    Risk Assessment on the new grassroots Export Refinery, for SATORP with Technip Italy in Al Jubail, Saudi-Arabia  Background ERM was approached by Technip Italy to work on the TOTAL/ARAMCO Project that comprises building a new grassroots refinery i...

    Risk Management
    Oil & Gas
  • Case study: Repsol Exploration Algeria S.A.

    Background Undertake a comprehensive environmental impact assessment to meet regulatory requirements and protect archaeological areas of significance across four exploratory concessions in Algeria for Repsol Exploration Algeria S.A. Our Approach...

    Spain
    Impact Assessment and Planning
    Oil & Gas
  • Case Study: Queensland Government & Bovis Lend Lease

    Background Work with Queensland Government and Bovis Lend Lease to monitor noise levels and develop specialized acoustics and vibration designs for one of Australia’s largest cultural infrastructure developments. Our Approach The Queensland...

    Impact Assessment and Planning
    Australia
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: PT Agincourt Resources

    Background Undertake an environmental impact assessment to ensure PT Agincourt Resources attained local AMDAL approval and could commence construction on a mine in Indonesia. Our Approach PT Agincourt Resources acquired the Martabe gold and silver...

    Impact Assessment and Planning
    Indonesia
  • Case Study: Procter and Gamble

    Background Implement a turn-key project for Procter & Gamble to remediate a site under challenging circumstances ahead of sale in France. Our Approach   Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) Pharmaceutical Division had one French synthesis and manufacturing si...

    Contaminated Site Management
    France
    Manufacturing & Pharmaceutical
  • Case Study: PERU LNG

    Preparing Regional Ecological Management and Bio-restoration Plans for the first natural gas liquefaction plant in South America Background Following the construction of a 408km gas pipeline across the Andes Mountains and South America’s first LNG...

    Peru
    Impact Assessment and Planning
    Oil & Gas
  • Case Study: Northern Peru Copper Corporation

    Background Review a resettlement process against the Equator Principles as part of Northern Peru Copper Corp’s development plan for a mine in Peru. Our Approach Northern Peru Copper Corp (NPC) is a Canadian-based mining firm with a subsidiary in...

    Peru
    Impact Assessment and Planning
    Mining & Metals
  • Case Study: Nalco

    Developing and implementing a Practical Safety Training Program for company employees in Asia, Europe, North America and South America incorporating on-site, hands-on field exercises Background In 2007, Nalco, the world’s largest sustainability...

    Performance and Assurance
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: Muir Group Housing Association

    Background Design and supervise remediation to remove traces of benzene and ensure CO2 and methane levels were controlled at a housing estate in England for the Muir Group Housing Association. Our Approach In 2005, the unusual deaths of two toddle...

    United Kingdom
    Contaminated Site Management
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: Modine

    Identifying energy consumption sources, and efficiency and process improvement opportunities Background Modine is a US-based company that designs, engineers, tests, and manufactures heat transfer products for a wide range of applications and...

    South Korea
    Manufacturing & Pharmaceutical
    Air Quality and Climate Change
  • Case Study: Konica Minolta

    Providing assistance with China’s complex chemical regulatory process to help companies save time and money through lost production Background As China’s chemical related regulations are continuously evolving and being updated, what is officially...

    Chemical
    Performance and Assurance
    China
  • Case Study: Kodak de México SA de CV

    Background Investigate potential liabilities arising from operations and compliance with local regulations at a Kodak De Mexico SA de CV manufacturing facility in Mexico. Our Approach Kodak De México SA de CV is the Mexican subsidiary of US...

    Mexico
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: Kelson Transmission Company LLC

    Background Engaged by Kelson Transmission Company LLC to complete environmental assessments and manage cross-agency permit applications for a new transmission line in Texas, US. Our Approach Kelson Transmission Company LLC, an affiliate of Kelson...

    United States
    Impact Assessment and Planning
    Power
  • Case Study: IHI Corporation Ltd

    Background Conduct a comprehensive environmental impact assessment for three proposed LPG trains at a complex in Algeria for IHI Corporation. Our Approach IHI Corporation Ltd is a Japanese based company that produces a wide range of products for...

    Japan
    Impact Assessment and Planning
    Manufacturing & Pharmaceutical
  • Case Study: Horizon Power

    Background Investigate the nature and extent of contamination at a site prior to redevelopment in rural Australia for Horizon Power Our Approach In 1998 ERM was commissioned to undertake an investigation and install a product recovery system at a...

    Contaminated Site Management
    Australia
    Power
  • Case Study: Hochschild Mining PLC

    Background Conduct Environmental, Health and Safety reviews of mining operations in Peru, Mexico and Argentina for Hochschild Mining plc to identify opportunities for improvement. Our Approach Hochschild Mining plc (Hochschild) is a leading...

    Performance and Assurance
    Argentina
    Mining & Metals
  • Case Study: Guardian News & Media

    Background Assessing the life cycle environmental impacts of newspaper wrapping options for The Guardian, one of Britain’s leading newspapers thereby enabling Guardian News & Media (GNM) to reduce the environmental footprint of its newspapers. Our...

    United Kingdom
    Impact Assessment and Planning
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: Ford Motor Company

    Environmental due diligence of 185 operating sites in 37 countries for planned divestiture Background Completing the environmental due diligence assessment of 185 operating sites in 37 countries in just eight weeks to help Ford Motor Company in th...

    United States
    Transaction Services
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: Eurostar

    Background Provide independent assurance for Eurostar around the processes it has put in place to deliver carbon neutral journeys. Our Approach As part of Eurostar’s wider green initiative, “Tread Lightly”, launched in April 2007, Eurostar committ...

    United Kingdom
    Performance and Assurance
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: Energy Resources

    Delivering a “world class” ESIA that met the challenges of developing the most advanced coking coal operation in Mongolia Energy Resources (ER) needed an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) to be completed to develop Mongolia’s most...

    Impact Assessment and Planning
    Power
  • Case Study: E.ON Kraftwerke AG

    Preparing a Sustainability Impact Assessment to consider the contribution a coal fired power plant could make to the local area. Background E.ON Kraftwerke AG (E.ON) planned to develop a coal fired power plant at the Port of Antwerp in Belgium....

    Belgium
    Power
  • Case study: E.ON

    Assessing the impacts of one of the UK’s largest offshore wind farm proposals for E.ON.

    United Kingdom
    Impact Assessment and Planning
    Power
  • Case Study: DIC Corporation

    Background Conducting a high-level management system review for DIC Corporation in China to determine compliancy with the chemical industry’s global voluntary initiative, Responsible Care® Our Approach With 25,000 staff, sales of US$8.5 billion an...

    Chemical
    Performance and Assurance
    China
  • Case study: Devon Energy

    An international team from the UK, US and Brazil worked with Devon Energy to develop a best practice social investment project in Brazil, using International Guidelines that ERM developed in 2005. Background Devon Energy wanted to develop a best...

    Impact Assessment and Planning
    Brazil
    Power
  • Case Study: Confidential Client

    Advising on oil spill litigation in China. Background ERM was commissioned by an international insurance company to help its legal and technical team respond to the grounding of an oil tanker and an alleged oil spill in China.  The oil tanker was...

    Impact Assessment and Planning
    China
    Oil & Gas
  • Case Study: Compañia Electrica El Platanal S.A.

    Background Update an environmental management plan as Compañía Eléctrica El Platanal S.A. plans to expand a reservoir in Peru. Our Approach El Platanal, fed by the Cañete River in southern Peru’s Andean foothills, will be the country’s second...

    Peru
    Impact Assessment and Planning
    Power
  • Case study: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation

    Background Create a Sustainable Development Report against requirements of the United Nations Global Compact for China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation. Our Approach China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) is an integrated Fortune 500...

    Chemical
    Performance and Assurance
    Corporate Sustainability Strategy
    China
  • Case Study: Burrup Nitrates Pty Ltd

    Assessing the environmental, heritage, social and potential risk aspects of a proposed Technical Ammonium Nitrate Production Facility in the Burrup Peninsula of Western Australia Background Burrup Nitrates Pty Ltd (BNPL) has planned to construct a...

    Impact Assessment and Planning
    Australia
    Mining & Metals
  • Case Study: BP

    Undertaking Equator Principle environmental and social assessment of Tangguh LNG Project Background The Tangguh project is centered on the Bintuni Bay area of Papua - 3,200 kilometers from Jakarta - an area that is biologically rich, physically...

    Impact Assessment and Planning
    Indonesia
    Oil & Gas
  • Case Study: Bega Valley Shire Council

    Background Manage the environmental and community aspects of the Bega Valley Shire Council’s program to build five new village sewerage systems and five treatment plant upgrades Our Approach Bega Valley is a rural shire 311 miles south of Sydney,...

    Impact Assessment and Planning
    Australia
    Other important industries
  • Case Study: Banpu Public Company Limited

    Background Create a company-wide Contractor Management System to minimize risks across mining operations in Thailand, Indonesia, China and Laos for Banpu Public Company Limited. Our Approach Banpu Public Company Limited is a Thai-based power...

    Thailand
    Performance and Assurance
    Mining & Metals
  • Case Study: Asarco

    Facilitating the cost-effective and safe decontamination, decommissioning and demolition of a former smelting and refining plant in El Paso, Texas, ready for redevelopment. Background After a 100 year history of smelting and refining in El Paso,...

    United States
    Contaminated Site Management
    Mining & Metals
  • Case Study: Anglo American

    Quantifying the safety and sustainable development components of vendor due diligence to support the client’s multiple divestment processes Background Anglo American is one of the world’s largest diversified mining companies. In October 2009, the...

    South Africa
    Transaction Services
    Mining & Metals
  • Case Study: Anglo American

    Integrating safety and sustainable development into operational reviews to improve business performance Background Anglo American asked ERM to: help define key value driver trees for Safety and Sustainable Development (S&SD) in order to integrate...

    South Africa
    Performance and Assurance
    Mining & Metals
  • Case Study: Anglo American

    Background ERM was retained by Anglo American to assess permitting processes and associated financial and schedule implications for an iron ore acquisition in Brazil Our Approach With 162,000 staff and US$35.67 billion in revenue, Anglo American i...

    South Africa
    Transaction Services
    Mining & Metals
  • Case Study: Amprion

    Providing environmental documentation for spatial planning and final approval procedure for a 160km long 380kV transmission line Background Amprion GmbH operates a transmission system with voltage levels of 380.000 and 220.000 volts. The key task ...

    Impact Assessment and Planning
    Germany
    Power

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