Environmental services

SRK performs a full range of works in environmental and social aspects associated with mining. SRK has knowledge and work experience with environmental and social requirements of Kazakhstan and other CIS countries and at the same time has a wide work experience with international documents. It allows SRK to successfully use international approaches during implementation of mining projects at the territory of CIS countries. Individual services provided by SRK include:

  • Assessment of ecological and social risks as part of technical audits with different purposes (reserves evaluation, due diligence, pre-investment assessment and etc);
  • Ecological auditing (as individual work item);
  • Fulfillment of environmental and social impact assessment in accordance with international requirements (Equator Principles, requirements of group of the World Bank and  International Financial Corporation, requirements of EBRD and others);
  • Planning and performance of baseline environmental and social studies according to international requirements;
  • Planning and execution of stakeholder engagement process during implementation of the projects;
  • Development of closure and reclamation plans according to international requirements in various stages of project development including cost assessment;
  • Preparation of documents for implementation of social and ecological management system in the enterprises.

The following works were executed for projects at the territory of Kazakhstan, Russia and other CIS countries for the last several years:Preliminary impact assessment for pre-project documentation in development of several uranium deposits in Russia and Kazakhstan, 2008-2009;

  • Planning and assistance in implementation of baseline environmental and social studies for Detailed Environment Impact Assessment according to international requirements for uranium deposits in Russia, 2008;
  • Performance of baseline studies and preliminary impact assessment as a part of pre-feasibility study for copper deposits in Kazakhstan, 2008 – up to date;
  • Preparation of ecological part in structure of Competent Person Report for deposits of Rusal company in Russia, Kazakhstan, Jamaica and Guinea, 2008;
  • Performance of impact assessment according to requirements of Russian legislation, requirements of  IFC and standards of Barric Gold company for Fedorova Tundra deposit in Russia, 2008;
  • Performance of impact assessment according to requirements of Equator Principles/ IFC standards for Voskhod deposit in Kazakhstan, 2007-2008;
  • Preparation of environmental sections of reports in technical audit of hard mineral resources deposits (including coal, uranium, potash and other deposits).
SRK's environmental geochemists tackle acid rock drainage, from assesssments to treatment.
Managing mine drainage water quality is a critical concern for all mining operations because discharges must typically meet stringent water quality standards set by local, regional and national governments. Acidic drainage remains the most significant issue due to high concentrations of metals, and costs of treatment to achieve acceptable levels...
SRK's environmental and social consultants are experts in integrated studies, monitoring, and reviews.
Whether planning a mine, staying on course, suspending operations or closing a facility, mining companies need to satisfy numerous and often complex regulatory requirements while simultaneously addressing community expectations. The complexity can be compounded by a need to prove to investors that risks are handled appropriately. We can assist you...
SRK is extensively involved in the permitting, design, operation and closure of mine tailings, mine waste and associated water disposal/management facilities
We have been extensively involved in the permitting, design, operation and closure of mine tailings, mine waste and associated water disposal/management facilities since 1974. Our expertise includes a wide range of tailings and mine waste products and hands-on knowledge of proven management techniques under a broad range of climatic conditions...
SRK provides landfill design, hazardous waste management, environmental monitoring, and closure services for municipalities, mines, and industry.
The combination of our internationally recognised experience in all aspects of mining with our knowledge of local requirements makes us the partner of choice for many clients embarking on mine closure projects. We recognised the increasing importance of mine closure to the industry in the early 1990s. We made it...
SRK's expert team can manage impacts of ground and surface water on mining, and minimize environmental impact of runoff.
Efficient water management is essential to nearly all mining and mineral processing activities and must be dutifully considered during each development and operational cycle – from preliminary approvals, production, de-commissioning and closure – and its practices must adhere to stringent environmental and socially responsible policies, with due consideration of the...
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