Southern Geophysical recognises that it has a responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements. We are committed to reducing environmental impacts and continually improve our performance as an integral part of our business strategy and operating methods.
Southern Geophysical offset their carbon emissions through the purchase of trees from Trees for Canterbury.
Most geophysical operations conducted by Southern Geophysical are non-intrusive surveys. The environmental impacts of these systems are generally caused by towing equipment across the ground, striking the ground with hammers or weights, planting sensors in the ground, or using boreholes or excavations that have been installed by other parties. Where systems emit noise from machinery or striking plates with weights, we work with clients and local authorities to meet prescribed noise emission standards.
For any intrusive survey, our environmental management procedures involve returning the site as close to its pre-survey condition as possible. This is undertaken by collaborating and working with clients and other stakeholders.