An environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) is a process determining and evaluating the risks of environmental impacts of a project at an early stage of planning. The ESIA sets out the measures that may be undertaken to counter the negative environmental effects or reduce them within acceptable levels. To this end the ESIA is a proactive and preventive approach in environmental protection and management matters.
In the last years, Englobe performed several environmental impact studies under Clause 31 of Environmental Quality Act and several environmental assessments under Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (2012). Our team who is specialized in impact studies is composed of multidisciplinary and passionate experts who acquired a significant expertise in environmental and social guidelines applicable to various projects along the years. The team is very familiar with the ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s requirements.
The projects carried out to this day relate to several markets, including transportation sector (roads, bridges), marine sector (refurbishment of infrastructures, dredging), mining sector, energy sector (electrical substations and transmission lines), and hazardous residual waste sector in aquatic, terrestrial, urban, agricultural and forest environments.
According to the project nature, Englobe selects the relevant resources among its personnel who has an excellent knowledge of the impact assessment processes. As part of these studies, our firm provides regularly its support during information sessions and environmental public hearings. The social acceptability team possess in this respect a great expertise in communication and public consultation.