Intersocial Consulting – Wahgnion Mine, Burkino Faso
Compliant Ecosystems Services Review (ESR) management report as part of a suite of social management plans (SMPs).
As a collaborator with the Intersocial Consulting team Bahori was involved in improving the environmental, social, and economic sustainability of the Wahgnion Mine. We developed an International Finance Corporation (IFC) compliant Ecosystems Services Review (ESR) management report as part of a suite of social management plans (SMPs).
As part of the loan agreement, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) required that “ecosystem services” are incorporated into the mine’s Performance Standards assessments. The intention of the SMPs together with the Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for the Project seeks to ensure that social, environmental, and economic benefits delivered during the life of the mine translate into long-term benefits for the host communities and countries.
For Gryphon this meant working in partnerships, setting objectives, developing programmes, implementing initiatives, and measuring progress, in part through the implementation of the SMPs.