Environmental Services

Environmental legal compliance assessments

To ensure that the environmental compliance is maintained on a site and that environmental legislation is adhered to, we will independently assess the overall compliance of the site against the requirements of the applicable environmental acts, regulations and municipal by-laws. A detailed audit report is presented to the company setting out any non-compliances as well as providing recommendations on best management practices and rectifying any identified non-conformances to ensure future legislative compliance.

Application for environmental authorisation, licenses and permits

We assist in the application for waste management, water-use and atmospheric emission licenses as well as various other waste related permits and registrations. These include, amongst others:

  • Norms and Standards registration of a waste storage facility where the facility has the capacity to store 80 cubic
    metres of hazardous and 100 cubic metres of general waste (including scrap metals);
  • Norms and Standards registration of a facility where general waste is sorted, bailed, shredded, grinded and
  • Application for waste service delivery and transportation permits in terms of municipal by-laws;
  • Various other registrations and applications required in terms of environmental legislation.

Waste Management Plans, legal registers and environmental training

We provide companies with a site specific waste management plan (WMP) which serves as a written record of environmental requirements, goals and accomplishments. The WMP can be forwarded to prospective and current clients as proof of their commitment to ensuring an environment free of pollution and degradation. We further compile legal registers setting out all legislation applicable to a company as well as providing training to employees on environmental legislation in South Africa as required by section 28 of NEMA.

Environmental due diligence assessments

The aim of an Environmental Due Diligence Assessment is to identify the actual and potential extent of environmental liabilities and risks associated when a company and/or property is bought and/or sold. This has become crucially important in an era where large scale land contamination, and the clean-up costs associated therewith contributes significantly to the determination of the sales price.