ESS Department

The Environmental and Social Studies (ESS) Department

The ESS Department at ERML seeks to impact decision making positively. The department was created as a distinct unit in November 2001 primarily to provide in- depth pre and post-activity assessment of environment/activity interactions with a view to identifying and articulating issues that impact the natural and socio cultural environment and more importantly, recommending practical and fit-for-purpose mitigative and corrective actions as necessary.

Recognizing that sustainable development options must treat the social and natural environments as inseparable, the ESS Department has been staffed and equipped not only with human and material resources for scientific assessments but also to effectively cover the social dimension.

Specific functions of the department include;
  • Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs)
  • Social and Health Impact Assessments
  • Environmental Evaluation Studies/Reports (EES/EER)
  • Environmental Due Diligence
  • Waste Management Studies
  • Social Impact Studies
  • Environmental Health Studies
  • Environmental Audits
  • Environmental and Social Due Diligence Studies
  • Regulatory Advice
  • Social Action Plans
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Strategies
  • Community Relations/Engagement/Development Plans

Community Development Interventions – Design, Planning and Implementation