We Provide Focused Project Management and Sustainability Consulting services specifically designed to address our mining clients’ needs
Environmental management plan development and auditing
Santa Barbara Consultants has developed environmental management plans based on the ISO 14001 standards for both large and small mining projects and operations. In addition, we have extensive experience in carrying out compliance and management system environmental and safety audits for a wide variety of projects and operations.
Environmental and social baseline study scoping and supervision
Our team has years of experience participating in and supervising in baseline studies internationally in some very challenging environments and jurisdictions. The scope of the studies requires careful analysis to ensure that the studies will result in the collection of the necessary information required for decision making and project development.
Environmental and social risk assessments
Based on the environmental and social context of the project or operation, Santa Barbara Consultants can analyze the risks and develop action plans to reduce and mitigate such risks, in accordance with international best practices. These identified risks and action plans can then be incorporated into the associated environmental and social management plans.
Equator principle and IFC standards gap analysis and action planning
The equator principles and associated IFC standards can represent a major challenge for development projects. By working closely with the project team, we can clearly spell out the requirements, and then conduct a gap analysis, and develop action plans to achieve compliance with these standards in a manner that adds value and reduces project risks.
Mine operations management
Santa Barbara Consultants has hands on experience in the management, review and optimization of mining operations. A comprehensive review and development of an action plan often results in a safer, and more productive operations, benefiting the company, shareholders and stakeholders alike.
Mining project and operations due diligence
Our team has been involved in mining project and operations due diligence assessments throughout the world. Through the due diligence process, Santa Barbara Consultants can provide valuable information to our clients regarding the environmental, social and technical aspects of the mining project/operation in question, leading to better informed decisions and more cost-effective transactions.
Mining Project Management
Based on our experience on a number of projects, Santa Barbara Consultants can help our clients to develop the appropriate strategies for successful project management for both small and large mining projects and operations.
Permitting planning and support
We help our clients to identify the applicable permitting requirements, and then to develop a schedule and detailed work plan to obtain the permits and authorizations in a timely manner, in accordance with the integrated schedule for the project. By combining the permitting strategy with the external relations strategy, we can increase the chances of a smooth project permitting.
Safety management system plan development and auditing
Santa Barbara Consultants has developed safety management plans for a variety of projects and operations. A well-designed safety management plan reduces risk to both projects and operations, thereby providing a safer and more productive working environment. In addition, we have extensive experience in carrying out safety compliance and safety management audits for both mining projects and operations.
Sustainability policy and strategy development
Our team can assist our clients to develop a sustainability policy and strategy that fits with the culture of the organization while addressing the specific project and operational needs.
Team building and alignment
The success of any mining project or operation depends on the quality and functioning of the management team. Based on our experience, mining management teams require considerable development before they can truly function as a high-performance team; the type of team required to make a difficult project a reality or make a challenging operation safe and productive. Based on our years of hands on experience working with teams on projects and operations, Santa Barbara Consultants can facilitate the process of developing a high-performance mining management team in accordance with the culture and values of our clients.