Today, all development projects require regulatory approvals, which are granted with government authority supervision. To achieve your objectives, you need to incorporate this reality into your strategic thinking and not be satisfied with a simple technical description of your project.
By properly planning environmental and social studies, you’ll have a better understanding of potential effects on the environment and neighbouring communities. You can then optimize your project to limit its repercussions from the outset, compensate for any impacts and make it easier to obtain required approvals. It’s important to properly structure your strategic process activities from the initial development stages.
Foster your project’s social licensing
Even if your project has received all the necessary government approvals, the public’s opinion remains an inescapable decision criterion for regulators, whether the arguments put forward are based on facts or not.
An open, transparent and inclusive attitude will help you build trust with communities. By understanding their expectations and concerns, you can prepare mitigation measures, right from the planning stage, to promote your project’s acceptability and long-term development.