Environmental management Go Back

Environmental protection and management is the oldest work field of Hendrikson & Ko, dating back to the year 1992 when AS Quercus (Hendrikson & Ko predecessor) was founded. Quercus was mainly engaged with consulting enterprises about environmental matters, from compiling permit applications to carrying through audits and assessing environmental impacts. Since the formation of Hendrikson & Ko, the number of projects for both the state and local governments has been growing rapidly. Environmental impact assessment, consulting local authorities and private enterprises on environmental matters (incl. environmental permit applications and development plans) and environmental input for spatial planning process are the main fields of expertise environmental management. Employees with great experience and versatile academic background offer consultations in the fields of nature protection, infrastructure, energy, industry, agriculture and environmental law. In addition, Hendrikson & Ko compiles various surveys and studies (environmental noise and pollutions studies incl. modelling, vegetation inventories, dendrology inventories, fauna surveys, pollution surveys, risk analyses etc.). We are able to expand our project team with cooperation partners and subcontractors if we don´t have all the necessary in-house expertise.

By client type, our company profile can be divided as follows:

  • Industrial and manufacturing enterprises: surveys, permit applications/integrated environmental permit applications, environmental impact assessments, environmental audits;
  • Energy companies: environmental impact assessment, surveys, location selection, technology assessments;
  • Infrastructural enterprises: environmental impact assessment, design plans, inspections, project management, permit applications, environmental part of construction supervision, environmental audits;
  • Sales organizations: permit applications;
  • Agricultural enterprises: surveys, permit applications/integrated environmental permit applications, environmental impact assessment, environmental audits;
  • Real-estate developers and designers: noise and air pollution modelling and surveys, reviews and assessments about the state of environment, environmental impact assessment and strategic environmental assessment, surveys;
  • Local authorities: surveys, environmental impact assessment and strategic environmental assessment, assessment of impacts to Natura 2000 network, surveys, provisional estimates;
  • Embassies and chambers of industry and trade: consultations for enterprises and investors entering the market;
  • Public environmental and nature conservation organizations: surveys, rules of protection, projects, readjustment plans;
  • Other public institutions: surveys, plans, methodologies, guidelines, lectures, tuitions;
  • International organizations (OSCE, NATO, European Commission): surveys, project management;
  • International networks: participation in research projects.

The department of environmental management has unrivalled experience in Estonia and many capable employees with an academic background, including chemists, physicists, ecologists, zoologists, hydrologists, geologists, geographers and lawyers. Our team is active in the academic world – many employees have tight connections with universities, where they participate in research projects or as lecturers. Hendrikson & Ko, in collaboration with universities, is actively engaged in product and methodology development processes. For example, we have developed, together with Tartu University scientists, internationally recognized air pollution modelling software AEROPOL. Our experts have compiled many methodologies and published a lot of scientific articles. Our consultants have long term experience of giving lectures about impact assessment, environmental management, environmental permit process and applications, wind farms, environmental restrictions, etc.

According to Ministry of the Environment, Hendrikson & Ko carried out the highest amount of environmental impact assessments from 2001 to 2005. Recently no such studies have been carried out, but it is unlikely that our position has changed.

Our international operations involve countries from Europe and beyond. We have steady collaboration with Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Azerbaijan, Russia and Great Britain. Oman, Cambodia, and Afghanistan are examples of more exotic places we have been working in.