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Increased significance of environmental management

The management, control and reporting of business-related environmental issues are increasingly gaining importance, also in the construction and property sector. A company’s environmental management should be based on an environmental system. The most commonly used model is the ISO 14001 standard. Environmental schemes, environmental indicator calculations and environmental risk analyses are important tools in management.

We offer the following consulting services:

  • Environmental systems (ISO 14001)
  • Environmental strategies and schemes 
  • Corporate responsibility reporting
  • Calculation of environmental indicators (carbon footprint, energy, other emissions)
  • Environmental risk analysis


surveys for land use planning

We have extensive expertise in conducting surveys for land use planning and landscaping.

Our services include:

  • storm water surveys
  • groundwater surveys and modelling 
  • nature surveys
  • fish stock surveys 
  • geotechnical feasibility studies
  • contamination assessments
  • ecological zoning
  • LEED for Neighborhood Development
  • flood assessments 
  • Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA)

floods risk assessment

Risk assessment in accordance with the Floods Directive (2007/60/EC), The Directive on the Assessment and Management of Flood Risks, requires local municipalities to assess the flood risks caused by rainwater, water systems and sea water in their area.

Based on this assessment, possible significant areas of flood risk will be designated for which flood hazard- and flood risk maps and management plans will be drawn up. The first round of the implementation of the directive will be phased in between 2011 and 2015.

Our experienced staff will prepare the assessments, maps and plans required by the directive with the aid of modelling tools. The flood management plans will be used as a guide to investment in new construction, and the aim is to minimise the harmful effects of floods in the built environment. In addition to economic losses, floods can also cause great damage to the society and the environment.

You can read the Floods Directive and find out more at the Finnish Environmental Administration’s website (In Finnish).

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

Contact us:
Milja Vepsäläinen
Environmental Services

Tel. +358 20 769 8698
firstname.lastname@vahanen.com

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