Environmental policy and risk management
Environmental policy and risk management are in these times of increasing public interest for the environment a much greater topic at companies and governments. Royal Haskoning has the knowledge and experiences to support and assist governments and companies in this area.
We live in a society with many rules. It is a huge challenge for authorities and businesses alike to see to it that we deal with these rules properly. We support authorities and businesses in meeting this challenge.
We support industrial clients in developing and implementing management systems for health, safety and environmental aspects. These systems can be tailor made and are often supported by ICT. Our services include environmental, health- and social impact assessments and risk analyses related to working conditions. We also provide advice and expertise on obtaining and managing IPPC permits.
Our chemical technologists are ready to assist you in the area of process safety. These activities are related in part to the Decree on the Risks of Major Accidents 1999, the External Safety (Establishments) Decree 1999 and the ATEX directives, and safety reports are drawn up in cooperation with the clients’ specialists. Among other things we specialize in safety reports, safety management systems, quantitative risk analysis, environmental risk analysis, disturbance analysis, accident investigation, explosive safety and safety audits.
For you as an employee of national, provincial, municipal or regional authorities, external safety is one of the spearheads in policy and implementation. So that you can tackle this spearhead successfully, we offer you knowledge and experience acquired through our involvement in drawing up and executing provincial implementation programs of external safety, drawing up external visions of safety for local authorities and investigating real pressure point situations in the field of external safety and spatial development. We can give you strategic advice, for example if it is a matter of justifying the group risk or determining how sources of risk from institutions or transport are dealt with. We also offer you hands-on support—for example by carrying out inventories (RRGS, drawing up alert charts) or bringing environmental permits up to date.
Environmental impact assessments
Multidisciplinary teams of experts and managers from different disciplines within Royal Haskoning are very efficient at producing top-quality assessments of the impact of projects, plans and programmes on the environment, society, health and safety. The result in each case is an integrated and strategic environmental assessment.
In the area of policy Royal Haskoning supports both public and private parties in the different phases of policy development and implementation. Our experts are up to speed with the latest policy developments and are creative in developing new concepts. In addition to this they have wide experience in identifying important issues and drawing up feasibility studies.
Our consultants work on the development and reinforcement of structures, processes and human resources within and between organizations so that they can be more effective and more recognizable in society. The training of management and employees in technical, organizational and personal areas is part of this.