Business Goal and Objectives
The strategic environmental management process is initiated with an assessment of the project’s goals and related objectives. The work plan is then developed and implemented in collaboration with the project proponent, and in some cases, with the project architect, engineer, and legal counsel. The purpose of the work plan is to achieve the project goal and objectives in a manner that avoids and minimizes environmental issues.
Regulatory Issue Recognition
Once the strategic environmental management strategy is defined, Sapphos Environmental, Inc. presents the work plan to the decision-making authority and regulatory oversight personnel to identify planning issues and get buy-in to the strategic approach.
Through early and meaningful coordination with the decision-making body, regulatory oversight personnel, and the public, all parties can engage in a meaningful consensus-building approach to characterize the public benefits of the project and resolve perceived conflicts.
Strategic Environmental Management Plan
Sapphos Environmental, Inc. assesses the overall project; this optimizes the efficiency of the action under consideration and typically minimizes adverse effects to the community and to natural and cultural resources. This approach reduces costly mitigation and compensation measures.
Inevitably, a project or action that is designed and developed taking the path of least resistance will achieve the greatest value, as it will have the least restrictions and encumbrances during long-term operations and maintenance.