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Environmental and Social Impact Assessments

Comprehensive baseline studies, integrated impact assessments and collaborative risk analysis are the building blocks of our Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIA) and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS). A well written ESIA or EIS will not only achieve project approval but will also provide a sound basis for project management.

We provide project management and co-ordination services to ensure that the scope and objectives of the studies are achieved and support the effective completion of the project approval process to ensure a smooth transition to operational planning. 

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OUR APPROACH

Comprehensive Baseline Studies

We work with our clients, regulators and community representatives to ensure that baseline studies are appropriately scoped and resourced for the project location, environmental and social issues and potential direct and cumulative impacts.

Integrated Impact Assessments

We document the interactions between environmental and social impacts and present integrated options for the management, mitigation and monitoring of priority impacts.

Collaborative Risk Analysis

We facilitate risk workshops to prioritise environmental and social impacts and develop agreed mitigation strategies with strategic input from your project team.

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NOTABLE PROJECTS

Sepon Gold & Copper mine, Lao PDR

From 2005 to 2013, we project-managed the ESIAs for all mine expansion projects including a new tailing dam, power line, processing plant, staff accommodation, new pits and associated infrastructure. Our involvement and approach contributed to timely approvals and a smooth transition into the operational phase.

South of the Embley Bauxite Mine, Australia

We project managed the Social Impact Assessment and coordinated the community consultation process, involving extensive engagement with local Indigenous and non-Indigenous stakeholders throughout Cape York.

Central Kalimantan Coal, Indonesia

In collaboration with the project team, we assessed the in-migration impacts of this proposed coal mine. The environmental and social impacts and mitigation strategies were documented and prioritised using a comprehensive risk assessment process then priority actions delegated in accordance with project team responsibilities.

Argyle Diamond Mines, Australia

We reviewed environmental and social studies for the open cut mine to advise on the scope of impact assessment studies required to transition to underground mining.

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