Impact Assessment & Planning

Facilitating informed and sustainable business decisions

From building a wind farm in Peru or expanding oil drilling in the North Sea, all capital projects come with consequences. And not just for the environment; local communities can be uprooted; ancient cultures undermined or a region’s biodiversity destabilized.

ERM’s Impact Assessment and Planning (IAP) services provide clients with the social, environmental, safety and risk solutions they need to obtain and sustain their license to operate throughout the lifecycle of their capital projects.

From cultural heritage and community health to groundwater and air quality, we help clients assess potential impacts from proposed developments – often working on highly complex projects in challenging locations.

These services combine our 35-year pedigree in impact assessment and planning with global standards and local expertise to also provide clients with services including:

  • Biodiversity Monitoring and Management Plans;
  • Resettlement Planning and Implementation Support;
  • Site and Route Selection Studies; and
  • Environmental, Social and Health Action Plans. 

With more than 1,000 practitioners across the globe, ERM’s IAP services represent a highly diverse technical community. As part of this dynamic team, you will help clients embed environmental, safety and social considerations into business decision-making. As a result, they will be able to deliver projects faster and at a lower cost – to them and the planet.