As public focus on corporate responsibility to the environment increases by the day, a major auto company faced a Clean Air Act investigation brought by the Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the State of California, and everyone was watching.
We had to move quickly to persuade regulators to allow our internal investigation and to demonstrate publicly that the company was addressing the issue with extreme urgency. Using our global team, we kicked off a major internal review in both the US and Asia of the company’s fuel economy testing and environmental compliance program.
By the end of the process, we reached a favorable settlement with all agencies and were able to put in place an independent environmental compliance organization to ensure that our client remains in permanent, consistent compliance. These efforts, combined with strategic business counseling, ensured our client’s reputation and bottom line remained intact.