Environmental & Social

The African Renewable Power team has broad Environmental and Social (E&S) experience across Africa and renewable energy technologies, and is fully committed to meeting its environmental and social obligations, protecting the environment, and enhancing the communities in which we do business.  We work hard to satisfy all local and international requirements and meet best practice E&S protocols, regardless of size or technology.  

Environmental

Our environmental strategy is based on minimising environmental impacts and complying with all applicable environmental regulations and global best practices, including:​​

  • Prevention and mitigation of potentially significant project impacts 

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  • Avoidance of projects that impact on any UN Tier 1 Critical Habitat Species

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  • Development of environmental impact offset strategies that provide a net gain to the community

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  • Employment of carefully selected environmental specialists to ensure conservation of biodiversity and sustainable management of natural resources 

Social

We are committed to supporting project affected communities and acting in a responsible manner with consideration to all relevant social factors, including:

  • Local and international requirements regarding working time, non-discrimination, and child labour​

  • International Labour Organisation guidance and applicable IFC Performance Standards

  • Careful review and consideration of investments that require any form of economic or physical displacement

  • Supporting project-affected communities through local job creation and supply of reliable and sustainable power

  • Local and cultural community sensitivities, including comprehensive stakeholder engagement 

Environment and Social Management System

We have developed a bespoke Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS) that is applied to the appraisal, development, construction, operation and disposal of project investments. This ESMS has been designed to follow best international practice, and includes our relevant environmental and social policies, team responsibilities, processes for screening and due diligence of investments, outlines of key documents, and a framework for regular monitoring and reporting. 

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