RPMGlobal’s integrated Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) services include environmental impact assessments, operational environmental management, and strategic environmental governance support. In addition, we have a portfolio of specialist service providers covering areas including ecology, hydrogeology, hydrology, geochemistry, and heritage, as well as performing gap analysis to IFC-PS and EP4.
Our services are delivered by our experienced in-house team who offer a unique blend of skills and insights to any project. Our team of professionals possess diverse backgrounds in environmental science, geology, ecology, and Geographic Information System (GIS) technology.
Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) and Reporting
ESG has been rapidly evolving in recent times. It differs from environmental management or sustainability practices in that traditionally it has been the mechanism by which governance within corporate entities and assets is exercised and by which modern investors can assess suitability.
Establishing and maintaining your unique framework for ESG is where RPMGlobal can assist. We understand that maintaining your corporate reputation and capturing your organisation’s efforts in matters of environment and community is of high importance.
Key Areas of Consideration for ESG Framework Development
How RPMGlobal can assist in ESG Framework Development Projects
We provide assistance in a number of ways to our clients, such as:
Development of tailored ESG frameworks
We work closely with our clients to:
- Understand their current governance practices and systems for managing environment and stakeholders
- Select the most suitable recognised framework to work towards
- Deliver and maintain a strategy, which is often delivered as a phased approach; and
- Provide representation support where and when required.
Financial Institution Representation
We complete independent ESG investigations against global frameworks as part of Lender’s Engineering Teams, and work closely with mining companies across the various mining development stages to ensure your project is investor ready.
Ongoing Governance Support
We have experienced senior environmental professionals who specialise in the mining sector. Our people work with site leadership and executive teams when and as required to provide guidance and support for all matters related to ESG.
Rehabilitation and Closure Planning
Through this best in class offering, RPMGlobal brings together its ESG, mining advisory and technology offering to support mining clients in developing their ongoing closure plans and estimates.
Strategic planning for your asset development plans.
We will advise you precisely how much it will cost and how long you can expect your approvals to take. Our team is experienced and willing to assist you to develop a detailed understanding in what environmental, social and policy risks are relevant for your project. We then work closely with you to develop a strategic plan for your asset or assets. This can include a detailed budget, project schedule and preliminary risk assessment. All of which is focused upon delivering you the upmost value and leverage of our industry insights.
Owner’s Team Representation
RPMGlobal is your strategic partner when seeking project approvals.
RPMGlobal understands in-house organisational demands and constraints. We respectfully will protect your interests in terms of your assets and corporate reputation. We treat these matters with the highest confidentiality and will provide decision-making support for your organisation in terms of approvals processes being conducted for your assets. Based upon decades of experience, we can provide advice and insights on how to overcome technical and legislative challenges.
Environmental Impact Assessment
Technically accurate, publicly accepted, and quality focussed.
We have global environmental impact assessment and management experience, and we can assist you with your environmental planning and approvals needs worldwide.
We can assist you with your environmental approval requirements including, but not limited to:
- Initial Advice Statements (IAS) and Notice of Intent (NoI);
- Terms of Reference establishment; and
- Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), public environmental reports, and other environmental impact assessment processes.
Aside from our in-house technical specialists, we offer you access to our multidisciplinary technical network. We work with you to pair the most appropriately experienced technical provider for your project needs. We are also able to work with your existing technical specialists. Our technical network extends across all scientific specialities relevant to environmental impact assessment and a variety of other disciplines.
We provide our services in this manner as it allows the technical specialists to remain truly independent, which is important when delivering impact assessment reports. It also allows you to utilise technical specialists of your preference should you wish to do so. Thus, providing further cost efficiencies.
Integrated Project Management
We can integrate with your project team. We provide integrated project management services and can establish and maintain your project scheduling and cashflow forecasting throughout the approvals process. We have an established project execution process which has been developed over a decade of multidisciplinary project management experience.
We are a team of practical and experienced professionals therefore we can take a holistic view of your project’s approval process and we understand commercial and operational requirements in the context of your approvals process.
Our experience in environmental impact assessment and operational environmental management enables us to effectively identify innovative solutions to deliver your project and allow you achieve your organisational goals in this area.
RPMGlobal has a project delivery system that prescribes how our projects are managed and delivered to ensure that consistent quality is provided across our projects for their duration. Our system is designed can be smoothly adapted and integrated with our client’s systems.
A critical component of your pathway to development that is often overlooked. This is the time that our operational expertise comes to the forefront, we can provide advice and support on how to effectively negotiate a licence by which you can maintain compliance with. We are also comfortable being your lead negotiators for your regulatory meetings in this space. We negotiate on a solid foundation of scientific evidence and through respectful engagement with all regulatory and other relevant stakeholders.
This is the foundation for ensuring ongoing operational compliance, one which requires significant operational experience to effectively deliver. RPMGlobal team has this experience to guide you through the planning process to ensure that your project’s licensing is successfully implemented ready for construction and operations to commence.
We able to execute this strategy across any industry and are particularly experienced in the mining and minerals space with regards to these activities. We have a well-developed process which includes establishing your environmental management system.
Throughout the engagement and access process, we are always mindful of the sensitivities surrounding land access planning including biosecurity, confidentiality, restricted access to lands, seasonal timing, key agricultural areas, suitable access points and the importance of gate closures.
To effectively manage compliance the legal obligations, risks, and operational practices specific to your site must be considered from the outset of your EMS design.
Our team is well placed to share our knowledge and support your operations requirements for EMS design and implementation.
We can provide audits as an external or internal function all with the focus of support you and your operations continuous improvement to environmental management practices.
We have secured a strong reputation for providing practical and pragmatic advice to mining clients to assist them meet the requirements of IFC-PS and EP4 as part of their financing.
- Flora and Fauna Field Surveys (baseline assessments, significant impact assessments)
- Protected Plant Surveys
- Baseline Bio-Condition Assessments and ongoing monitoring
- Desktop Assessments
- Terrestrial Flora and Fauna Ecological Assessments
- Protected Plant Clearing Permits
- State and Commonwealth Offset Delivery
- Significant Impact Assessments
- Environmental advice
RPMGlobal’s environmental team has substantial experience delivering preliminary desktop assessments, environmental advice statements, baseline terrestrial flora and fauna assessments as well as significant impact assessments. Our team also has extensive experience with undertaking applications for Protected Plant Clearing Permits and obtaining both State and Commonwealth approvals for environmental offsets. With a detailed working knowledge of relevant environmental legislation, our team will be able to assist you with numerous ecological and environmental services.
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