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Human Environment services

From resource development projects to municipal solid waste management projects our fit-for-purposes teams deliver quality products, examining the dynamics between local populations and the environment including economic, social, cultural, political and historical interactions and project effects.

We provide human environment services, including strategic advisory services, to a wide variety clients (industry, government and Indigenous Peoples) in the following major areas:

  • Corporate social responsibility and sustainability reporting
  • Cultural heritage studies and management
  • Engagement and consultation
  • Labour studies
  • Landowner engagement, relationship management and dispute resolution
  • Non-traditional land and resource use studies
  • Social due diligence audits and monitoring
  • Socio-economic studies and impact assessment
  • Social, community and human resource components of pre-feasibility and feasibility studies and asset closure planning
  • Socio-economic effects management planning, measures management and monitoring
  • Social perception studies and performance management
  • Traditional land use and traditional ecological knowledge studies
  • Visual and aesthetic impact assessments
Human environment specialists on project teams ensure the appropriate mechanisms are developed for all project phases to minimise project risk (i.e., scope, schedule, financial) by:

  • Complying with national, international and corporate standards, regulatory requirements and best practices
  • Developing, implementing and monitoring socio-economic management measures and plans
  • Developing sustainable engagement strategies for the life of the project
  • Engaging in early and on-going consultation and relationship building with stakeholders and Indigenous Peoples
  • Recognising cultural differences and promoting cross-cultural awareness and understanding
  • Supporting sustainable development and corporate social responsibility

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