Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) refers to the formal process used to predict the environmental and socio-economic cultural effects of implementing a particular project or activity; such as oil and gas exploration or the construction and operation of a new manufacturing facility. The primary objective of an ESIA study is to ensure that the potential impacts of a project on any environmental and socio-economic cultural receptors located within the projects area of influence (AOI), whether positive or negative, are assessed at the planning and decision making stage, thus enabling appropriate measures to be implemented to mitigate the adverse impacts of a project whilst enhancing the positive impacts, in accordance with the principles of sustainable development.
An Environmental and Social Impact Assessment is a multi-disciplinary activity comprising of numerous specialist sub-component studies and activities which all undertaken at the various stages of the overall ESIA process. SLP Environmental provides the full spectrum of ESIA component studies, including but not limited to:
SLP Environmental has a proven track record providing high level ESIA services across the ASEAN region for a diverse client base across a range of sectors, including; oil and gas, agri-business, commodities, energy, manufacturing, renewables, tourism/hospitality, urban redevelopment and waste. We specialise in preparing ESIA studies that both satisfy the host country regulatory requirements as well as the environmental and social performance criteria of international financial institutions (IFC and ADB), export credit agencies and international investment banks (Equator Principles). We also provide independent expert second opinion, advisory and peer review services on behalf of project lenders and investors.
SLP Environmental is uniquely placed in the ASEAN market to deliver high quality environmental and social impact assessment services as we combine internationally acquired expertise and experience with an in-depth understanding of the regions regulatory frameworks and cultural sensitivities. We have a proven track record delivering challenging ESIA assignments on behalf of both international clients and local project developers and client project references can be provided on request.