Social Impact Assessment (“SIA”)

SIA and Community Based Management Plans

Comprehensive studies were carried out to define the social baseline in the region and the socio-economic context of stakeholders directly affected by the Project in order to align the management approach with the current IFC Performance Standards.

Consequent to this, specific plans have been developed and implemented as follows:

  • Social Impact Assessment describes the impacts on communities that may arise from the Project activities at all stages of the design, construction, operations and decommissioning.

  • Health Impact Assessment identifies the current health status of communities in the vicinity of the Project area and provides an overview of potential positive and negative impacts the Project might have on them.

  • Stakeholder Engagement Plan sets out Base Titanium’s strategy to deliver focused community consultation, including stakeholder mapping and analysis.

  • Community Development Management Plan ("CDMP"), prepared in conjunction with affected communities, identifies and prioritises their development needs and builds sustainability into community projects. The CDMP will be replaced by a Community Development Agreement ("CDA") once the CDA Committee has been formalised. Similar in scope and implementation, the CDA, in compliance with the Mining Act 2016, will define such programmes agreed by the CDA Committee.

  • Community Health & Safety Management Plan addresses actions that Base Titanium undertakes to mitigate potential negative impacts on health and safety due to Project operational activities.

  • Social Monitoring Programme defines how Base Titanium interrogates social indicators to ensure that measures are effectively implemented and identifies issues not previously flagged.

  • Labour, Recruitment and Influx Management Plan establishes systems that maximise local employment and use of local goods and services.

  • Environmental and Social Operational Management Plans set out the operational measures adopted to minimise negative impacts and maximise positives ones.