Consideration of EHS (environmental, health, and safety) opportunities and risks has become customary during the due diligence and transaction process. Whether a company is completing an acquisition, turning around a business, restructuring or divesting itself of assets, PwC can shed light on key environmental and social matters that are critical to creating a sustainable business and protecting shareholder value.
PwC's environmental, health and safety and reputation (EHSR) transaction support typically involves:
Having developed an understanding of the EHSR risks attaching to a particular asset purchase via the due diligence process, the purchaser will need to ensure that identified (or subsequently identified) risks are appropriately managed after the deal is completed. This may involve:
In seeking to maximise the value of an asset sale, the vendor must be prepared to supply an appropriate level of credible information to prospective purchasers. The vendor must maintain control over the generation and management of EHSR risk information in order to: