Chand operates as a fully functional environmental and sustainability unit. The company has well established relationships with specialist sub-consultants across the social, biophysical, planning and legal spheres. On project inception, Chand ensures that the appropriate specialist team is appointed to promote a balanced approach to development issues.

The company’s capabilities include:

  • Design Phase:
    • Environmental Impact Assessments (User-Friendly Guide to EIA Regulations)
    • Land-Use Planning and Pre-Feasibility Analysis
    • Opportunities and Constraints Analysis
    • Alternative Site Analyses
    • Strategic Environmental Assessment
    • Sustainability Analysis
    • Best Practice Design Criteria/Alignment with Green Building Standards
    • Peer review of environmental work


  • Construction Phase and Pre-Operation:
    • Environmental Management Plans (EMPs)
    • Environmental Monitoring of Construction Activities
    • Construction Closure Audits
  • Operational Phase:
    • Environmental Management Systems using ISO 14000 and Green Globe
    • Auditing of company operations
    • Risk Assessments including legal registers
    • Sustainability Reporting
  • Public Participation and Conflict Resolution:
    • Stakeholder engagement for statutory processes
    • Conflict resolution on controversial projects
    • Strategic communication methodologies
    • Media Liaison
  • Environmental Education Seminars
    • Seminars for Labourers on Construction sites
    • Seminars for Corporate Management
    • Seminars for the workforce in companies
    • Seminars for Authorities
  • Policy and Guidelines:
    • Setting policy and guidelines for Environmental Impact Assessment, Strategic Environmental Planning and Public Participation
  • Lecturing
    • Lecturing on Environmental Impact Assessment and Public Participation at University level


Green Star Accreditation
Two of Chand's consultants are Green Star South Africa (SA) Accredited Professionals, as developed by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) www.gbcsa.org.za. As such, they can assist a project team with the integration of Green Star's aims and processes throughout the design and construction phases of a project, with the ultimate aim of providing a sustainable development.

Software for the Management of Environmental Management Systems
As a specialised service to our clients wishing to promote long term environmental solutions to their businesses, Chand, in association with Morris Environmental and Groundwater Alliance and Artefact Consulting, have created a software programme call EOS; an environmental operating system that simplifies the implementation of ISO 14000, and Green Globe

EOS is groundbreaking in its approach and has proven to be an asset in companies with respect to minimising risk, assisting with documentation control and managing environmental impacts.

On-line demonstrations can be arranged for the testing of EOS.

 
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