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Closure planning and costing

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.


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)

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

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