Companies may be treading dangerously by failing to coordinate the various environmental disclosures they make throughout the year, some experts tell Compliance Week.


Ewing According to Kevin Ewing, a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of the law firm Bracewell & Giuliani, the passage of The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and other recent events have created “new and more differentiated expectations” about the disclosure of environmental liabilities, risks and effects. Ewing notes that companies often have three internal groups overseeing environmental issues—accountants, those focused on Securities and Exchange Commission matters, and environmental experts—and that each of these entities may be working ...