Our ESIA goes further than just permitting to ensuring that the management plans developed are implemented and monitored. This we do by developing Environmental and Social Management Systems that can be seen to be similar to accepted international frameworks for quality and environmental management systems, such as ISO 9001 and 14001.

Permitting Register

We also develop legal register on behalf of our clients to monitor compliance to Country’s permitting framework and update our clients on changes in legal framework as they arise.

Under this we have the following services:

• Environmental and Social Impact Assessment and Permitting
• Strategic Environmental Assessment
• Environmental and Social Management Systems
• Resettlement Planning
• ESM Implementation Monitoring

Case Studies

Case Study for Environmental and Social Impact Assessment and Permitting

Kesses Photovoltaic Solar Power Project Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Study

ESF Consultants completes ESIA study for the proposed 40 MW grid connected Solar Photovoltaic plant in Kesses Division of Uasin Gishu County Republic of Kenya by Kenya Solarfarms B.V. The study was undertaken to satisfy both the requirements of International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Kenya Environmental Management and Coordination Act (EMCA). This was the second assignment ESF was completing for the same client after successfully implementation of the first phase of 40MW solar photovoltaic project in the same region

• Decommissioning rehabilitation and reclamation programs
• Environmental due diligence assessment of compliance with statutory requirements to determine existing and future liabilities associated with mine decommissioning and closure
• Monitoring and assessing the performance
• Assessing the socio-economic impacts of mine closure
• Conducting decommissioning audits to minimize waste and ensure safe disposal of hazardous materials during closure
• Designing Environmental Management Plan for mines
• Designing Social Responsibility Reporting for Mining companies

Our clients in the mining sector include:

Phelps Dodge
Africo Resources Limited

Case Study for the Mining Sector

Social Impact Assessment Study for Kalukundi Copper-Cobalt Mining Project in DRC

ESF Consultants Limited was commissioned to undertake Social Impact Assessment of the proposed mining to assess the social impacts of developing the Kalakundi Copper and Cobalt Project. Social issues included all changes in the way that people live, work, play, relate to each other, organise to meet their needs and generally cope as members of society. Included among these changes are cultural impacts involving the values, norms and beliefs that guide social action.

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We achieve these through:

1. Baseline surveys to understand the communities structures, issues, among others
2. Risk Assessments
3. Identifying CSR programs
4. Community Needs Assessments
5. Stakeholder Engagement and Management
6. Corporate Social Responsibility
7. Local Content

We help our clients build strong, constructive, and responsive relationships with local communities that are essential for the successful management of a project's.

By engaging with stakeholders we mitigate the risks associated with poor stakeholder relations and the improve the opportunities provided by constructive ones.

Case Study

Case Study for Corporate Social Responsibility

ENI sustainability advisors in Kenya

ESF Consultants is supporting ENI work in Kenya by updating their legal register, and developing Corporate Social Responsibility investment program.

Our services include:

• Climate Change and mitigation
• Gender Mainstreaming


We understand that projects may have different impacts on women and men, due to their differentiated socioeconomic roles and their varying degrees of control over and access to assets, productive resources, and employment opportunities.

We help our clients assessing risks and impacts associated with gender and propose measures designed to ensure that one gender is not disadvantaged relative to the other in the context of the project.

Case Study

Case study for Climate Change and Mitigation

Advising World Bank funded Kenya Agricultural Carbon Finance on environmental and social assessment.

The Kenya Agricultural Carbon Finance Project targeted small scale farmers and aimed at improving their yields and farm productivity while at the same time generating carbon assets through payment for environmental services. ESF Consultants was involved in assessing the environmental and social impact assessment for the propose Sustainable Agricultural Land Management (SALM) practices