Mining Related Environmental & Social Services

Environmental management has been a core competency of SRK since its establishment, and our environmental and social services skills have now diversified to meet the needs of the global mining industry and address evolving international trends. We adapt studies to deal effectively with the unique circumstances of each project and its associated decision-making processes. Our history in the mining and natural resource sector enables us to quickly discern potential issues faced by our clients relating to the full scope of mining projects including processing facilities, transport infrastructure, power and water supply systems, dredging of waterways and resettlement.

By partnering our clients during project development, we help clients avoid or minimise impacts and identify effective management measures for inclusion in the project design. Our environmental and social impact assessment experience is complemented by the successful undertaking of baseline and compliance monitoring, auditing and due diligence studies.
 

SRK can provide help with Environmental and social impact assessments (ESIAs), baseline studies, closure planning and costing and more.
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...
SRK can complete a HRIA that meets national legislation in the host country and meets international good practice based
Mining projects have the potential to seriously impact on the human rights of those people indirectly or directly affected by a project’s activities. For this reason a dedicated human rights impact assessment (HRIA) is becoming a required and important component of responsible corporate conduct. SRK can complete a HRIA that,...
SRK’s team has experience conducting Indigenous Peoples baseline studies, engaging with Indigenous groups and developing Indigenous peoples’ impact assessments for a range of mining projects
Indigenous peoples can be differentiated from mainstream groups in society by their collective attachment to geographical areas and natural resources, their distinct language and their economic, cultural or social institutions. They identify themselves and are recognised by others as a separate group. Indigenous peoples are often amongst the most marginalised...
SRK can help in planning and implementation of stakeholder consultations during project development and throughout the life of a project.
Engagement with stakeholders to understand their issues and jointly identify solutions is increasingly important for the successful development of projects. It demonstrates responsible citizenship, reduces project risks and assists project developers to obtain their “social license” to operate. SRK can help in planning and implementation of stakeholder consultations during project...
SRK employs a multi-disciplinary approach to mine closure, drawing on our experience of international mining, augmented by the review, planning and implementation of large scale closure plans
From initial project planning through to design, construction, operation and closure, SRK can assist clients in developing and implementing strategies for mine closure. SRK has developed an integrated approach to analyse, evaluate and compile closure plans from conceptual through to detail plans depending on project requirements. Services Closure planning for...
SRK's expertise, versatility, focus, impartiality, size, and reputation all contribute to SRK's excellence.
Successful environmental and social management planning can lead to improvements in a company’s community, environmental and financial performance. SRK offers comprehensive approaches to managing these issues to meet corporate, host country, lender and stakeholder requirements. Services Development of framework and detailed management systems and plans based on outcomes of environmental...
SRK can provide an an independent opinion on performance by means of audits, reviews and monitoring programmes enabling risks, liabilities and opportunities to be identified and evaluated.
Provision of an independent opinion on performance by means of audits, reviews and monitoring programmes enabling risks, liabilities and opportunities to be identified and evaluated. The results of such studies can be used to inform company management and facilitate communication with regulators, stakeholders or investors. Services Due diligence studies to...
SRK can assist with the development and execution of an effective resettlement plan that meets country legislation & IFC Performance Standard 5
Mining projects may cause physical and/or economic displacement for local communities, which, unless properly managed, may result in long-term hardship, environmental damage or adverse socio-economic impacts both to the displaced communities and the areas to which they have been relocated. SRK can assist with the development and execution of an...
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