An integrated approach to manage and mitigate the potential impacts of your project

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

For a wide range of projects in the energy, mining, infrastructure, land development, transport and industrial sectors, Atmoterra assesses the environmental and social impact, defines mitigation and accompanying measures following an integrated approach to implement sustainable development. In various contexts (e.g. acquisition, due diligence), Atmoterra reviews existing environmental assessment reports, conducts on-site audits, and prepares summary reports that include an estimate of costs for future compliance work, site investigation or remediation.
Our main objective is to assist our clients to get their projects planned, approved, built and operating on schedule and on budget, while managing impacts on the local population and environmental, social and cultural resources.

Thanks to advanced planning techniques (such as Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM), Agile Project Management or the well suited Process-based or event chain methodologies) and significant international experience, we can avoid approval delays which drastically reduces our clients project costs.
Atmoterra combines it's experience with global environmental standards and requirements (e.g. IFC, World Bank), with it's knowledge of local regulatory systems and cultural specificities, to communicate projected impacts to a wide audience using state of the art tools and methods for visualisation (GIS) or assessment (modelling).

Our services include:

  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs)
  • Human health risk assessment
  • Ecological Risk Assessment
  • Resource Consent and Permit application
  • Environmental Audit and Due Diligence
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

Environmental impact assessment, as a national instrument, shall be undertaken for proposed activities that are likely to have a significant adverse impact on the environment and are subject to a decision of a competent national authority.

United Nations (Rio Declaration on Environment and Development)