Environmental Impact and Social Assessment (ESIA) & Permitting

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Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) & Permitting

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment and identification of legal compliance requirements for operations start-up.

Environmental and social Impact Assessment (ESIA) & Permitting costa rica

Environmental Impact Assessment

An environmental impact assessment identifies all the positive and negative consequences that an activity may have on the natural and social environment. Then a planning of the mitigating and corrective actions has to be done to achieve a balance that transforms the project into a liable one.



  • Evaluate the environmental and social impact of proposed new developments and activities
  • Identify the major protect impacts, and identify mitigation strategies
  • Provide the underlying data for development licenses and operating permits by environmental authorities


  • Preliminary environmental and social impact assessments
  • Full Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Full Social Impact Assessments
  • A multidisciplinary team, combining subject matter experts
  • Close collaboration with the wider development team
  • Clear, concise mitigation strategies and management plans, followed-through into the operations phase


  • Provides an essential base for a wide range of development planning and permissions
  • Close team collaboration means outputs and management plans make sense to the operations
  • Credible assessments that can withstand stakeholder scrutiny

Emergency Planning


  • Assess all cornerstones of an Emergency Plan: prevention, preparedness, response and recovery
  • Ensure adequate infrastructure, resources to support the Plan
  • Provide adequate competencies and awareness to apply the Plan
  • Meet and exceed local regulatory standards and apply NFPA when required


  • Emergency Management Plans that detail prevention, preparedness, response and recovery
  • Emergency Response Plans that are concise and user-friendly
  • Define the emergency response team and develop competencies
  • Procedures for controlling and maintaining supplies and equipment; support in selecting such equipment
  • Crisis management, tabletop exercises, and realistic drills


  • Emergency Plan specifically tailored to your worksite
  • User-friendly Emergency Response Plans
  • Compliance with international standards, including NFPA
  • Emergency Plans designed to protect health, lives, property and the environment

Operating Permits


  • Determine and help through obtaining the EHS requirements to establish operations in Costa Rica and other Central American countries
  • Provide practical guidance on how to most efficiently apply and obtain operating permits and other requirements


  • If a facility or operations require construction or will establish itself in an existing building: Environmental Impact Assessment
  • If a facility or operations have over 50 employees: Health and Safety Management Plan
  • If a facility or operations has over 20 occupants: Emergency Plan
  • If a facility will generate hazardous waste: Waste Management Plan
  • Other permits required may include: wastewater discharge permit, water abstraction permit, boiler permit, fuel storage tank permit


  • Obtaining the required permits to start or continue operations in a timely manner
  • Partnerships with clients to work effectively and efficiently
  • Added value: not just a paperwork exercise

EHS Support


  • Guide and drive a business to high standards of EHS compliance and risk management
  • Ensure that there is top-down EHS leadership and strategy
  • Embed EHS risk management into day-to-day business decisions


  • Development of a risk-based business EHS strategy
  • Developing leading-edge EHS management processes/programmes
  • Establish core components of a solid EHS management system
  • Active & engaging at all levels of a business – operators to leadership
  • Identify ‘change agents’ who can support culture development
  • Developing competencies through workshops, coaching, mentoring
  • Overseeing regulatory permissions and submissions


  • Develop leading EHS strategies for your business
  • Enhanced compliance and risk management performance
  • A continual external perspective on your business EHS performance
  • Access all of Futuris skills & knowledge for one monthly fee

Key Projects Related to ESIA & Permitting

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Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and subsequent environmental operating permits for the greenfield construction and operation of a medical devices facility. Development of an erosion management to be used during the construction phase.

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Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, based on local compliance requirements and IFC standards, of the Juan Santamaría International Airport, to be used to determine priorities for the airport expansion.

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Environmental Impact Assessment (D1 process) and management of the environmental, safety and health operating permit process for an ink manufacturing business.

Resource Potential Evaluation

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Evaluation of the resource potential of a proposed limestone extraction project, and definition of the key permit submissions and approvals process.

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