Environmental & Social Impact Assessment

SLR supports a wide range of local, regional and international clients with Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) services across the power / renewable energy, mining, infrastructure, industry, oil & gas, and built environment sectors.

Overview

We work closely with project teams to identify potential environmental and social risks/impacts, and develop inclusive, pragmatic and affordable strategies that avoid, mitigate and/or offset significant impacts and risks.

We believe that our ability to merge technical & regulatory knowledge with extensive practical experience sets us apart from other consultants. In addition to the legislation, guidelines and policies at a country level, our team frequently works with the frameworks adopted by international funding institutions (IFIs) including the World Bank, IFC, EBRD, EIB, ADB, AFDB, AFD, KFW and OPIC. With this knowledge and experience our team supports clients to achieve technical optimisation, regulatory approval, international funding, value adding environmental social and governance (ESG) performance, and social license to operate.

We operate as one team and service clients from our international network of offices and local partners covering multiple countries in Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East. This global reach provides our team with an in-depth understanding of the broader ESG issues that are becoming increasingly important as our clients strive to develop and operate projects that meet the needs of all stakeholders including investors, lenders regulators, NGOs, communities and employees.

Environmental & Social Impact Assessment Services

  • Our services include
    • Development of ESIA documents
    • Development of Environmental and Social Management and Monitoring Plans (ESMMP)
    • Ensuring compliance with regulatory/agency/IFI ESIA requirements
    • ESIA Screening
    • ESIA Scoping
    • Environmental and Social Baselines and Monitoring
    • ESIA Project Management
    • Environmental Audits
    • Human Rights Assessments
    • Gender Based Assessment and Action Plans
    • Climate change impact analysis and adaptation
    • Stakeholder Engagement and Consultation Plans
    • Resettlement Action Plans
    • Livelihood Restoration Plans
    • Land Access, Acquisition and Compensation Plans
    • Indigenous people assessments
    • Ecosystem services assessment
    • Environmental flow assessment
    • Critical habitat assessment
    • Biodiversity offset management plans

Environmental & Social Impact Assessment Projects

  • Project

    Scotland

    Eden Renewables

    Power, Renewables & Energy

    Planning application support for Bettyhill Wind Farm – phase 2


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  • Project

    Moray, Scotland

    Force 9 Energy Partners

    Power, Renewables & Energy

    Clash Gour Wind Farm


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  • Project

    Ireland

    Keohane Readymix Ltd.

    Mining & Minerals

    Extension of Kilronane sand and gravel quarry – dry and wet workings


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  • Project

    Georgia

    JSC Nenskra Hydro with duty of care of EBRD & ADB

    Power, Renewables & Energy

    Nenskra Hydropower Plant project


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  • Project

    London, UK

    Notting Hill Genesis & Transport for London

    Built Environment

    Kidbrooke Station Square Environmental Impact Assessment


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  • Project

    Callen & Graiguenamanagh, Ireland

    Kilkenny Leader & Kilkenny County Council

    Built Environment

    Kilkenny Towns regeneration projects 2018-2020


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  • Project

    Georgia

    European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

    Power, Renewables & Energy

    Georgia Electricity Transmission Network development project


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  • Project

    Shropshire, UK

    Tarmac

    Mining & Minerals

    Bayston Hill quarry extension


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  • Project

    UK

    Crest Nicholson

    Built Environment

    Planning support for Kilnwood Vale


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  • Project

    Ontario, Canada

    Parks Canada Agency

    Infrastructure

    Parks Canada’s environmental standards and guidelines


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  • Project

    Alberta, Canada

    Confidential

    Mining & Minerals

    Aggregate pit/limestone quarry EPEA approval support


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  • Project

    Saskatchewan, Canada

    City of Regina

    Built Environment

    Former railyard renewal project assessment program


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  • Project

    Connecticut, USA

    Town of New Milford

    Infrastructure

    Grove Street realignment NEPA environmental assessment


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  • Project

    Connecticut, USA

    Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT)

    Infrastructure

    I-84 NEPA environmental assessment & CEPA EIE


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  • Project

    Connecticut, USA

    National Coast Guard Museum Association, Inc.

    Built Environment

    National Coast Guard Museum NEPA environmental assessment


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  • Project

    Northern Cape, South Africa

    Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining (Pty) Ltd

    Mining & Minerals

    Environmental work associated with a new waste rock dump and partial pit backfilling


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  • Project

    City of Accra, Ghana

    QGMI Construcciones e Infraestructuras Globales S.L.U on behalf of the Government of Ghana’s Ministry of Roads and Highways

    Infrastructure

    Obetsebi Lamptey interchange upgrade project


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  • Project

    Tunisia, North Africa

    AFD

    Built Environment

    Gender Action Plan


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  • Project

    Tanzania

    French Development Agency

    Power, Renewables & Energy

    Biodiversity studies for Kakono Hydropower


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  • Project

    Zambia

    Globeleq Africa Holdings Limited and Aurora Power Solutions Pty Ltd

    Power, Renewables & Energy

    SLR supports an Independent Power Producer with their Zambia GET FiT bid


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