Mining Related Environmental & Social Impact Assessment

When planning a project, staying on course or closing a facility, companies need to satisfy regulatory requirements while also addressing community expectations. These challenges can be compounded by a need to prove to investors that risks are handled appropriately. We can assist you in achieving your goals, whether they are an environmental permit, an investment decision, a “social licence” to operate or a closure certificate.

Services

  • Environmental and social impact assessments (ESIAs)
  • Stakeholder consultations
  • Undertake and/or manage baseline studies (using appropriate in-house, local or international consultants)
  • Management (action) and monitoring plans and systems development
  • Closure planning and costing
  • Land acquisition, resettlement and compensation planning
  • Training of company staff on international trends and best practices such as those set by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and International Council of Mining and Metals (ICMM)

Approach

  • ESIA’s are conducted by SRK in a phased manner in close contact with the project development team
  • Multi-specialist technical knowledge is combined with project management to ensure appropriate level of study undertaken
  • Consideration is taken of host country regulations & guidelines, corporate standards and lender requirements
  • Integral stakeholder consultations are used to understand and address interested and affected parties concerns
  • SRK holistically considers social, environmental, labour and community health and safety for the overall project, including any support infrastructure or services

Experience

  • Over 20 years exposure to natural resource and mining projects enabling identification of issues critical to a venture’s success
  • Skills and experience to reduce risks whilst meeting project objectives in a cost and time-efficient manner
  • Successfully undertaken high profile impact assessments in accordance with Equator Principles, IFC Performance Standards, World Bank Group’s Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) guidelines and other international guidelines and standards
  • Understanding host country requirements based on experience in countries across Africa, Asia, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Middle East, South America, Europe and Greenland
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