Two years ago, the World Health Organisation (WHO) ranked the Indian capital Delhi in a report as the most polluted city in the world in terms of air pollution, even above China's capital Beijing! With the increasing population and the advent of technological advancements, the most important issue that has come up in the country, in the last few decades is the alarming rate of pollution and its adverse effects. Even more, the growth of industrialization has carried the seeds of environmental damage with activities such as manufacturing, processing, transportation and consumption. While water, soil and air are productive assets, the pollution of these assets is leading to adverse degradation of environment. Often, environmental degradation tends to become irreversible and imposes damaging costs on the economy resulting in various wide-ranging effects, as well as serious consequences on the ecological balance of the atmosphere. And a number of studies also have shown that air and water pollution are taking a heavy toll of human life, particularly, in the developing countries through ill-health and premature mortality. Thus, the issue of pollution has taken on grave importance for companies trying to fight against environmental degradation. However, organizations with limited internal resources find it difficult to keep up with the changes of national, state and local environmental, health, and safety (EHS) laws and regulations. Organizations often seek assistance from the pollution control consultants to prepare facility health, safety, and emergency response plans, or to communicate the results of analytical tests based on the government statutory requirement to the general public.
Therefore, the current issue of Consultants Review brings you “25 Most Promising Pollution Control Consultants”. The proposed list features some of the best players in the industry and aims to help organisations to choose the felicitous consulting partner who suits their specific requirements and help them to gain efficiency by supporting them beyond an advisory level.