Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Environmental, health and social support services for your development planning and approval process. Xodus Group specialists provide Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs) that comply with corporate, national and international requirements. We undertake ESIAs for projects across marine industries including oil and gas and renewables, as well as related industries such as pipeline systems, electricity interconnectors and ports / harbours. Our extensive knowledge covers a range of habitats from deepwater marine to desert environments and from the tropics to the Arctic. Xodus offers uniquely integrated solutions for every project stage, backed up by our in-house expertise in wider engineering disciplines. Critically, we help clients to communicate effectively with stakeholders and communities, and we provide essential training to project teams, right down to the man on the ground. We ensure your ESIAs are fit-for-purpose for the size, location and complexity of the proposed project. We work on both greenfield and brownfield developments, meeting the needs for all our clients, large and small. Our experts work closely with your project team to ensure their ownership, understanding and buy-in of key issues. This value-based approach to risk and impact reduction ensures environmental, health and social issues are fully integrated into the decision-making process. We use an intelligent front-end loaded methodology allowing identification, understanding and proportionate mitigation of environmental, social, health, legal, business and schedule risks. Our early involvement in a project can result in major schedule, cost, reputation and performance benefits during the later stages. Our expertise Licence application supportBaseline survey and interpretationGeographical information systems (GIS) and data managementConstraints mapping, comparative assessment and site / concept selectionEnvironmental issues identification (ENVID) workshopsScreening and scoping Environmental, social and health impact assessments (ESHIA)Specialist technical studies (including dispersion and effects modelling)Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA)Lender interface e.g. International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Equator PrinciplesStakeholder and community engagement planning and facilitationHigh-quality ESHIA reports, including in-house graphics / CAD capabilityMonitoring strategies and plansEnvironmental and social management plans and systems Awareness material, including web-based material and stakeholder handbooksBridging documents, commitment registers and management plansRisk assessment and response planning Approval and consent applicationsHigh profile risk e.g. human rights /biodiversityExpert witness testimony and dispute resolution servicesDecommissioning programmes.