Corporate governance issues: land 
contamination and reclamation
Linda S. Spedding

The intention of this paper is to bring together the main trends under the discussion of a new era of due diligence, including environmental due diligence, and corporate governance. It is not intended to be used as a legal text. Instead the paper aims to raise selected issues having regard to the context of MGP sites that:

• demonstrate the relationship between the new due diligence and corporate governance;
• offer an international comparative dimension; and
• explain concerns that are relevant to all affected players including owners, business operators, non-commercial organisations and other entities.

The audience should be aware that this is a vast and developing debate: indeed many of the issues are worthy of a book in themselves. As such, the treatment must be selective to reflect the priorities of the author, and certain aspects are accordingly omitted. The key discussion is to consider the
practicalities of best practice with the above in mind.

Key words: contaminated land, corporate governance, due diligence, directors’ duties, 
environmental, MGP sites, Ofr, Sox, UK background

Land Contamination & Reclamation, 14 (2), 461-465

DOI 10.2462/09670513.780

© 2007 EPP Publications Ltd

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