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Expert Review & Technical Assistance

SLP Environmental retains highly qualified and experienced staff across multiple disciplines including Chartered Environmentalists (CEnv), Chartered Scientists (CSci) and Members of the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (MCIWEM). We specialise in providing independent expert review and technical assistance services to both private and public sector clients and SLP Environmental has won awards for the quality of our due diligence services.

SLP Environmental provides third party expert peer review and gap analysis services on behalf of project lenders and equity investors to ensure they have the insights they need to inform an investment or lending decision. SLP Environmental has been retained by several leading financial institution’s to peer review borrowers proposed environmental and social assessment methodologies and other project deliverables, such as a project’s Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) study, to check for compliance with the relevant International Financial Institution (IFI) guidelines and the regulatory environmental and social impact assessment requirements of the host nation.

SLP Environmental provides third party expert peer review and gap analysis services on behalf of project lenders and equity investors to ensure they have the insights they need to inform an investment or lending decision.

SLP Environmental can assess project compliance with a number of IFI performance benchmarks including, but not limited to:

  • The International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standards 1 through 8 (2012)
  • The International Finance Corporation (IFC) Environmental, Health and Safety General Guidelines (2007)
  • The International Finance Corporation (IFC) Sector-Specific Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines (multiple)
  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB), Safeguard Policy Statement (2009)
  • OECD, Recommendation of the Council on Common Approaches for Officially Supported Export Credits and Environmental and Social Due Diligence (2012)
  • The Equator Principles (2013)

 

SLP Environmental has also been appointed by national government agencies to peer review and perform gap analyses on complex environmental and social impact assessment reports submitted to them by project proponents and to provide general professional advisory and technical capacity building services relating to good international industry practice (GIIP) in the assessment of project impacts.

SLP Environmental, as part of an Overseas Development Agency (ODA) Technical Assistance (TA) assignment, recently co-authored the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Guideline for Oil and Gas Sector Projects on behalf of the Myanmar Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC).

Key Services

  • Project Compliance Assessment
  • Independent Expert Review
  • Gap Analysis and Corrective Actions Plan
  • Environmental and Social Performance Analysis
  • International Performance Benchmarks
  • Regulatory Compliance Analysis
  • Good International Industry Practice
  • Technical Assistance
  • Capacity Building
  • Lenders Due Diligence
  • Risk Management
  • International Finance Corporation
  • Export Credit Agencies
  • Equator Principles

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