Scientific and regulatory services to meet and exceed regulatory compliance

A proactive strategic approach to incorporating sustainability considerations can be critical for the success of your projects. The delivery of a sustainable project provides an opportunity to improve environmental performance and enhance financial returns while providing lasting and positive benefits to stakeholders.

Yordas’ integrated sustainable project delivery services are designed to guide and support you at every stage of your project with the implementation of appropriate management systems and the integration of sustainability practices at all levels of your organisation. We can support clients to track, monitor and report their sustainability performance to demonstrate fulfilment of sustainability commitments. By working closely with clients, we can also develop bespoke approaches which combine our wide range of scientific and regulatory services to meet and exceed regulatory compliance and achieve your corporate sustainability objectives.

How can we help?

Environmental Permitting and regulatory compliance

Yordas has a proven track record of diligently managing regulatory compliance and possesses a great understanding of global environmental regulation. Yordas can identify regulatory compliance obligations associated with your project and provide valuable strategic advice for the successful management of regulatory compliance. Yordas can also support clients in achieving and maintaining compliance through the preparation of permit applications and approvals.

Environmental management systems

An environmental management system (EMS) can enable sustainable operations while allowing companies to manage regulatory compliance and providing opportunities for continuous improvement. Whether you are looking to implement an ISO 14001 or EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) certified EMS or need support with the maintenance or auditing of your own EMS, Yordas team is ready to provide you with solutions specifically tailored to your organisation’s needs and relevant for the industry in which you operate. Yordas’ EMS integrate sustainable solutions and applicable regulatory requirements to incorproate environmental compliance as an integral part of your operations. Additionally, Yordas can support the preparation of environmental management plans, such as environmental protection plan, environmental effects monitoring plan, waste management plan, water management plan and community protection plan.

Environmental due diligence review

Compliance with international sustainability standards can help companies build asset value and a sound reputation. During business transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, Yordas can evaluate a company’s environmental performance against international standards, to ensure that environmental issues and opportunities are identified and disclosed. Yordas can work with investors, lenders and buyers to provide a clear assessment of existing environmental processes, liabilities and risks. Yordas can also work with sellers to support a more competitive sale process by integrating environmental aspects into the terms of the transaction.

Stakeholder engagement

Yordas can prepare a customised stakeholder engagement strategy and program which will form the basis for a lasting and collaborative relationship between the developer and the various stakeholder groups which are potentially affected by the project. Yordas’ consultation programs are proactive, transparent, timely and context-specific. We use innovative tools and interactive methods to make engagement meaningful and constructive. Our team can also support the delivery, monitoring and documentation of stakeholder engagement activities.

Materiality Assessment

The completion of a materiality assessment is a milestone step for your sustainability strategy development and reporting efforts. This assessment consist in identifying and prioritising the issues that matter most to your business and stakeholders in a systematic and transparent manner. Yordas’s materiality assessment services can support you in the identification of key material sustainability issues to provide context for developing a sustainability strategy and the consequent monitoring and reporting processes.

Sustainability Reporting

Yordas sustainability experts can prepare a sustainability report that covers your policies, programs, and selected performance data in an efficient and proven way in compliance with renowned Sustainability reporting standards such as GRI - Global Reporting Initiative, AAI - AccountAbility International and ISO 26000 - Guidance on Social Responsibility. In addition, we can tailor your reporting information to fit specific purposes such as the Carbon Disclosure Project and sustainability indices. To ensure your disclosure gains a competitive edge, Yordas’ communication and technical specialists can benchmark the quality of your reporting against peers.

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Yordas Group to discuss Stakeholder Engagement during METS 2018

20 March 2018
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