Environmental impact assessment is the formal process used to predict the environmental consequences (positive or negative) of a plan, policy, program, or project prior to the decision to move forward with the proposed action. Formal impact assessments may be governed by rules of administrative procedure regarding public participation and documentation of decision making, and may be subject to judicial review. An impact assessment may propose measures to adjust impacts to acceptable levels or to investigate new technological solutions.
The purpose of the assessment is to ensure that decision makers consider the environmental impacts when deciding whether or not to proceed with a project. The International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) defines an environmental impact assessment as “the process of identifying, predicting, evaluating and mitigating the biophysical, social, and other relevant effects of development proposals prior to major decisions being taken and commitments made.” EIAs are unique in that they do not require adherence to a predetermined environmental outcome, but rather they require decision makers to account for environmental values in their decisions and to justify those decisions in light of detailed environmental studies and public comments on the potential environmental impacts.
As environmental regulation takes an ever greater role in modern business, organisations are facing growing pressure to ensure their activities adhere to the highest standards of environmental management. With a network of accredited environmental testing facilities, Kings’ Knight Industrial Company Limited helps our customers meet their environmental obligations with a comprehensive range of environmental testing services.
Working in partnership with our customers, we define strategies and undertake seamless programmes to deliver testing, reporting and post analysis to the very highest standard. We pride ourselves in the skills of our people, speed of delivery and tailored levels of service. We are experts in environmental regulation and our testing services are applied across a wide range of activities. These include surface and waste water, soil, sediments, etc.