The purpose of the programme is to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the environmental and societal risks associated with exploration, implementation, operation and closure of a mining or oil & gas projects. The project delivery model will identify the best industry standards and practices for appraising environmental and social matters that need to be managed throughout the life cycle of a project. This model is paramount since mining and oil & gas project lifecycles entail significant environmental and societal risk that cannot easily be reversed. A summary of the most significant key environmental and societal risks and some of the critical public concerns will be presented.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to understand the global prevailing environmental and societal context for the mining and oil & gas sectors. This context includes a review of the legal requirements and standards that impact local environs and an understanding of the techniques for environmental, social and economic impact assessments. The necessary mitigation including appropriate control measures, stakeholder’s mapping, public consultation and disclosure plans. To ensure compliance with the project delivery model the key performance indicators and the monitoring and environmental management plans will be discussed. The final step in the environmental and societal delivery model will be the development of a Reclamation Plan for Closure and Post-Closure.
HOW PARTICIPANTS WILL BENEFIT
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:-
• Identify critical environmental and social issues to be monitored in the course of exploration and production to closure of hydrocarbon projects.
• Carry out environmental risks and impact assessment for new and ongoing projects.
• Prepare Environmental Management Plan necessary to contain footprint of oil and gas projects.
• Monitor and report on quality of ground, water and air impacted by the project.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The course will be beneficial to environmental regulators, managers, operations staff, financial analysts, environmental engineers, auditors, project managers and environmental NGOs.
• Definition and basics of corporate social responsibility and accountability
• Factors and conditions influencing the development of social responsibility
• Social responsibility and accountability management building blocks
• Organizational governance
• Human rights
• Labor practices
• Environmental Management
• Fair operating practices
• Consumer issues
• Community involvement and development
• Implementation of social responsibility programmes
• Social responsibility management system
• Monitoring and evaluation/Audit of social responsibility practices
• Social responsibility performance reporting
• The GRI sustainability guidelines, etc