COVID-19 has changed the way the environmental due diligence industry does business—in some cases temporarily, but in others, perhaps permanently. This article outlines some of the important changes, with an outlook for the future.
In response to the pandemic, many companies quickly transitioned employees to working from home and took safety precautions like wearing masks and physical distancing. Some companies also laid off staff.
However, the resilience and tenacity of environmental consultants should not be overlooked. There are multiple indications the industry has fared better than others, and current activity levels and market forecasts justify cautious optimism.