Whether planning a mine, staying online, suspending operations or closing a facility, mining companies are charged with satisfying numerous regulatory requirements administered by government agencies. The complexity is compounded by the formal and informal agreements between agencies and different levels of governments, and by conflicting and changing regulatory requirements. We can assist you with project planning and implementation to achieve your ultimate goals, whether they are an environmental permit, an impact assessment, or an audit.
Environmental permitting often requires a multi-specialist approach. Our professionals have the skills and experience to reduce your risks with the objective of obtaining permits in a cost and time-efficient manner.
Practical experience with a range of mining facilities assures the identification of critical issues for your project’s environmental assessment. We create risk-based frameworks to facilitate decisions for project acquisition, permitting, operation and closure. We work with you to solve critical problems; with financial institutions to solve and manage risk; and with environmental protection agencies to provide relevant assurances and solutions.
We can assist you with environmental audits to evaluate the effectiveness of existing environmental management systems and identify weaknesses and risk areas in terms of potential environmental disasters. Audits also provide a forum for the exchange of technical knowledge and identify where costs can be reduced.
Our environmental data management skills can turn your data into information, enabling you to make decisions in real time. Combining appropriate technical skills with available computer technologies enables the processing and integration of large and varied spatial data sets of environmental, mining, hydrological and geotechnical information. Outputs can be analysed and compared, allowing for multi-disciplinary decision support and implementation of unique and cost-effective solutions.
- Site characterisation
- Baseline environmental studies
- Permitting for mining and processing operations
- Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA)
- Environmental liability assessments and financial assurance
- Public involvement and consultation
- Environmental compliance monitoring: audits and reviews
- Risk assessment
- Environmental and safety management
- Geographical information systems
- Integrated information management
- Action plans
- Closure planning