Social Assessment and Development Planning

Earth Systems has been incorporating social assessment into our environmental assessment work for over a decade. Particularly in the developing country context, we consider social assessment to be an equal and essential component of EIA.

Our team is experienced in qualitative and quantitative social research and survey techniques. Having undertaken social assessments in a variety of countries, we have developed an approach that we can replicate, yet still tailor to the individual circumstances of a project.

Our goal is to provide clients with detailed, accurate socio-economic information and an understanding of the local situation to support the development of social management and mitigation programs. We also work with companies, investors and communities to ensure that local people are able to realise the potential benefits of a project. Through sound assessment, effective implementation of social development programs, regular consultation and participatory development planning, we aim to ensure that our clients receive a ‚ÄėSocial License to Operate.‚Äô

Services Provided

For more information or to discuss our range of environmental and social services please contact Earth Systems at [email protected].

Recent News

Report for The International Network for Acid Prevention

26 May 2020

Earth Systems in collaboration with Okane Consultants, released a report providing new insight into ensuring low polluting mine operations, and more successful mine closure outcomes.

The report reviews conventional mine rock stockpile construction methods, and summarises improved construction technologies that are available to help improve water quality from mine wastes. Continued efforts to implement these technologies will help quantify their environmental and economic benefits.


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