ERM opened its Seoul, South Korea office in 1999. South Korea has demonstrated a strong commitment to environmental improvement as it opens its markets and continues to be one of the leading economies in Asia.

Our 30 strong team are bilingual, familiar with local regulatory requirements and international standards and have extensive knowledge and experiences of EHS risk management in South Korea. This is supported by our global firm of over 5000 professionals around the world whose expertise we can also apply to your help challenges.

ERM in South Korea supports South Korean conglomerates managing EHS permitting risks in their overseas projects; in developing EHS strategy and compliance assurance programs for their global operations; by drawing on the expertise of ERM's global network to help our South Korean Clients to understanding and manage EHS risks in whichever territory they operate. Similarly, South Korea's unique legislative structure and business culture can present significant challenges to overseas investors.

ERM's team of South Korean and international professionals based in Seoul are ideally suited to helping our global Clients to successfully navigate the South Korean business environment. Our operations support ERM's multinational clients with existing or planning new investments in South Korea with a wide range of services including EHS permitting and planning, EHS due diligence and contaminated site management. ERM provides an unrivalled service offering for both local and international companies within the Korean peninsula.

The key services provided in South Korea for our South Korean and international clients include:

  • Environmental Impact Assessment and associated air, noise and water modeling studies
  • HSE Risk/Safety Studies
  • Sustainable development strategic studies
  • Climate change and emissions trading
  • Green Building and Energy Services
  • HSE Management Systems and Compliance Auditing
  • M&A Advisory Services - Auditing and Site Investigation
  • Contaminated Land Management
  • Water and Waste Management

The South Korean Ministry of Environment has recognized ERM’s South Korean office as a model EHS consultancy and has used ERM as an international benchmark for the development of the environmental service industry in South Korea.