Our lead consultant had for several years being carrying out environmental due diligence audits for the many individual motor dealerships in the UK that were holders of a Vauxhall Motors dealership franchise.
Over several years of commercial property acquisitions and disposals it was noticed that many of the environmental liabilities that were affecting property values were associated with a range of operational and historical environmental problems common to many in the dealership network.
With over 400 UK dealerships at the time, we suggested to Vauxhall Motors Limited have a detailed waste management manual prepared which would identify all the typical and non-typical environmental issues that motor dealers might encounter and provide a robust guide as to how these could be handled. This included waste oils; WEEE; spray booth wastes; metal wastes; asbestos-containing wastes and batteries etc…
The whole spectrum of waste management issues were addressed, together with a detailed listing of trusted specialised waste contractors, equipment suppliers and assessment tools. The subsequent manual was produced in 6 months after extensive research ad supplied to all Vauxhall Dealers together with a recommendation from the Company that the guidelines should be followed by their different dealers.