Due Diligence Assessment (Environmental & Social)

Acorn International offers a wide range of services and experience in Environmental and Social Due Diligence Assessment.

Due Diligence AssessmentClear and reliable assessments of integrated social and environmental risks are critical to maintaining the integrity of projects, operations and corporate reputations. We help clients identify, assess and manage potential environmental, social, health, safety, security, community and political/regulatory sensitivities and risks through desktop research, interactive workshops and facilitation.

For example, Acorn International was part of a team engaged to perform an assessment of environmental and operations integrity liabilities for one of the world's largest pipeline and terminal networks. We also completed a due diligence assessment of an industrial facility in West Africa, working side by side with our in-country partner.

Our staff experience in due diligence of asset transfers includes:

  • Environmental and Facility Integrity Due Diligence for a major international utility, North America
  • Gas Pipeline Construction Liability Assessment, U.S.
  • Biotechnology industry in Spain
  • National steel and aluminum industry in Venezuela
  • Chemical plant in Korea
  • Refinery site in Africa
  • Oil fields in Russia, Kazakhstan, and worldwide
  • Agrifoods plants worldwide
  • Chemical plants in the U.S. and Canada
  • LNG terminal site in U.S.
  • Largest steel industry in the U.S.
  • Numerous commercial and industrial facilities throughout the U.S.

Our president and staff have worked side by side with investors, attorneys, corporate executives and operations managers in performing these assessments.

Acorn International developed a protocol and suite of guidelines and tools for guiding environmental due diligence in a complete and consistent manner. The protocol is based on and consistent with ASTM site assessment standards, but goes beyond that standard to integrate lessons learned from more than 20 years of experience in evaluating and designing solutions for industrial sites in developing countries in cooperation with international industries, financiers, and regulators. We can apply these same tools to future assessments.

To read more about our Due Diligence Assessment projects, visit our Experience page.