The Kwale Operation and the associated Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) have been developed in compliance with Kenyan legislation and International Best Practice (IBP) guidelines. Base Titanium adheres to IBP by complying with:
International Finance Corporation Performance Standards
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standards are an integral part of their framework for sustainable development. They are an international benchmark for identifying and managing environmental and social risk and have been adopted by Base Titanium as a key component of its environmental and social risk management system.
For more information see IFC Performance Standards.
The Equator Principles form a credit risk management framework for determining, assessing and managing environmental and social risk in project finance transactions. Projects which fall under the scope of the Equator Principles are evaluated against comprehensive international performance standards on issues such as labour and working conditions, natural resource management, pollution prevention, impacts on indigenous people, community health and safety and cross-cutting themes such as gender and human rights.
For more information see Equator Principles.
Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines
The Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Guidelines are technical reference documents with general and industry‐specific examples of good international industry practice and are referred to in the in IFC’s Performance Standards. They contain the performance levels and measures that are normally acceptable to lending institutions and are generally considered to be achievable in new facilities at reasonable costs by existing technology. When host country regulations differ from the levels and measures presented in the EHS Guidelines, projects will be required to achieve whichever is more stringent.
For more information see the IFC EHS Guidelines.
International Labour Organization Standards
The International Labour Organization (ILO) maintains and develops a system of international labour standards aimed at promoting opportunities for both women and men to obtain decent and productive work, in conditions of freedom, equity, security and dignity. The main objectives of the ILO are to promote rights at work, encourage employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues.
For more information see the ILO Labour Standards.
Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights
These comprise a set of voluntary principles to guide companies in the extractive and energy sectors in maintaining the safety and security of their operations within an operating framework that ensures respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.
For more information see the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights.