An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a multi-disciplinary approach to determine the positive or negative impact a project might have on its location’s surrounding environment. With proper investigation, the EIA should predict and evaluate the likely impacts of a project (including cumulative impacts) on the environment during construction, commission, operation and abandonment. By predicting the likely impacts, it allows organizations to develop environmental management plans and systems to help safeguard the environment.
The decision to use an EIA to determine how environmental systems affect the Philippines was established in 1978 under Presidential Decree No. 1586, where President Ferdinand Marcos declared that there must be national balance between environmental protection and socio-economic growth. It was thought that companies would readily comply with the country’s development goals if given the proper framework for monitoring and submission, and the imposition of a maximum fine of Php 50,000.
By studying the project and discussing the possible risks with the stakeholders, Triple i Consulting can work with the management to quickly develop a suitable environmental management plan that complies with the standards of DENR.
Triple i’s environmental consulting division has a team of environmental scientists with diverse backgrounds. Our team’s skill sets allow us to conduct studies for possible environmental risks to any project location’s surrounding areas in the Philippines.