The Company plans to attract financing from International Finance Institutions (IFIs) for the Project. As such the Company is conducting an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) in compliance with IFI requirements, particularly, the Equator Principles and the requirements of the International Finance Corporation (IFС).
An ESIA Scoping study is the first stage of the ESIA process; its purpose is to scope the assessment needed for the environmental and social impacts of the Project. The assessment findings are then presented in the main ESIA Report.
Measures to prevent, mitigate or offset expected negative impacts are presented in an Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) developed during the ESIA stage.
The draft ESIA Scoping for the Project is available for review by stakeholders.