WSP’s award-winning global due diligence practice supports companies and investors in identifying and managing Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS), energy and sustainability issues that can significantly impact CAPEX and operational costs, as well as create reputational risks, divert management resources and reduce asset values.

We examine all issues, no matter how technical and complex, and report back in clear commercial terms. We then design and implement action plans to correct any concerns identified.

Global, agile and fast

Our environmental due diligence specialists are located around the world, from Europe and Africa to the USA, Canada, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia Pacific. We have the scale and footprint to support any transaction, at any stage, anywhere in the world; across a range of industries including commercial, industrial, oil & gas, food & beverage and FMCGs as well as the public sector.

Whether clients are planning a small transaction on a single asset, a multi-site multi-regional property portfolio transaction, or a large international corporate acquisition, we can help by providing insightful due diligence consultancy that supports decision making and facilitates any corporate or real estate transaction. We know that tight timelines and confidentialities are key, and we have built a reputation for quickly mobilizing our professional and experienced resources.

Unparalleled breadth of expertise

We provide a full range of due diligence services for vendors and purchasers ranging from pre-divestment reviews, Phase I and II investigations, thorough to rapid dataroom reviews, hazardous materials / asbestos assessments, energy consultancy, specialty technical due diligence, integrated building surveys, post-acquisition / merger integration support, and more.

In addition to our EHS specialists, we offer industrial process and infrastructure expertise and can provide technical evaluations of technologies that can be applied to various industries, including the renewable energy and waste sectors.

Future Ready thinking

Although emphasis on legacy issues such as contaminated land and asbestos still permeates environmental due diligence, there has been a significant shift to quantifying the risks associated with climate change, social aspects (such as labour and resource scarcity) and looking at the impacts of energy legislation that is driving energy efficiency measures. Our experts assist investors to ensure their businesses are Future Ready and provide solutions to safeguard investments through the investment lifecycle. Savings through energy management, resource-use reduction, best practice improvements and the commercial merit of renewables and other technologies are just some of the solutions and opportunities we have passed on to clients. The Future Ready mindset means our specialists can suggest robust solutions that deliver peace of mind, resilience, and address both current and future needs.