Environmental and Permitting Support for Mining

Environmental and Permitting Support for Mining

The development of defensible environmental and social impact assessments is a requirement for mining projects across global jurisdictions. It is the foundation of the project approval process and the basis of review with governments, financing institutions, Indigenous peoples, and communities.

Our integrated environmental and engineering professionals provide clients with environmental services throughout all stages of the mining life cycle, from exploration through to operation and closure.

Our environmental services include the following:

  • Environmental baseline studies
  • Social and socio-economic baseline studies
  • Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) standards
  • Human health and ecological risk assessment
  • Public consultation programs
  • Indigenous people relations and consultation programs
  • Field monitoring programs
  • Traditional land use/traditional knowledge studies
  • Environmental and social impact assessments
  • Cumulative effects assessment
  • Environmental management plans
  • Project permitting and due diligence


Mining projects require numerous permits or licenses to allow for construction and operation to lawfully proceed. In many jurisdictions, these permits can be issued only after the project has successfully completed a review of an environmental and social impact assessment. Permit requirements rely on detailed engineering in order to specify environmental controls and comply with local laws and company commitments. Without proper understanding of project engineering, permit application processes can be lengthy, with potentially serious consequences.

Through all phases of mining, we offer a full complement of environmental and social expertise integrated with our mining project development services to support an expedient acquisition of all required permits.

Our integrated expertise in regulatory requirements across global jurisdictions, coupled with our in-house engineering design capabilities allow us to offer a highly efficient permitting approach. We understand which permits are needed and when they are needed, and we provide well thought out permit packages.