Developing sustainable business strategies is not as difficult as you might think

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We’re on a mission to help businesses in their pursuit of sustainable business practices for critical minerals supply.

Our practical, actionable, project centric approach …

Exploration and mining leaders must balance time, results and expenditure in an effort to discover the next orebody. While a commitment to ESG is now considered as essential, the costs and complexities of its implementation can be overwhelming.

For this reason we created customized workflows tailored to each stage of mine project development – exploration, feasibility and design, and operations. We want to make ESG easy for you by providing the right amount of ESG input for each project stage. We also give you guidance as to how to keep integrating ESG as your project develops.

ESG for Exploration

How Savvy CEOs in Mineral Exploration are
Turning Challenges into Opportunities

“When you’re an explorer ESG is about Intention”

Our 30 Day RightStart Workflow …

There has been a long-held belief in the resources industry that because early to mid-stage exploration is low impact, ESG is not necessary. However, it’s important to understand that ESG is not about impact, it’s about intention. There is a growing recognition that investors and lenders have an ESG agenda and are asking companies at all stages of development questions such as, “What is your ESG performance? What about carbon neutrality, human rights, external stakeholders or community health? Do you have informed consent?

This is a challenge for exploration companies that are necessarily focused on their primary goal of discovering economic deposits. But it’s time to face the fact that responsible investment is becoming a driving force.

That’s what Genesg’s 30 Day RightStart Workflow for explorers is for. It gives mineral explorers a clear starting point and is customized to include only the aspects that are relevant to the project’s stage of development, making it extremely cost effective.

We work with you to identify your existing sustainability activities, which for explorers are typically around engaging with local communities, and conducting exploration safely with minimal environmental impact.

Then using internationally recognized standards we create the foundation from which an ESG Strategy can be developed in future.

The steps typically involve:

  • Step 1. Assessing current activities.
  • Step 2. Identifying material issues.
  • Step 3. Selecting relevant frameworks and standards.
  • Step 4. Creating an ESG roadmap that aligns with your project plan so you know what the next steps might be and what will trigger them.
  • Step 5. Drafting the disclosures that investors and other stakeholders want to know about – this could be a web page, input to existing reports or a separate document.

 

“for when you want to improve your risk pofile, enhance your reputation and heighten investor appeal before your next fund raising”

ESG for Mine Developers

Simplifying complexity

“ESG matters at feasibility stage: plan early win big”

Our 3-step ESG Workflow for Mine Developers…

“whether you want to build a strategy from scratch or improve on established foundations

It hardly needs to be said that the feasibility stage of mining projects can be grueling, and ESG is likely the last thing anyone wants to think about. However, it is in this stage that most of the design decisions are made, which once made are expensive to change. So it makes sense to include all factors in the design decisions, including ESG. It is also during this stage that the environmental and social impacts are identified, and mitigation and monitoring plans are developed. This information is fundamental not only to the permitting process and the overall feasibility of the project but adds significantly to the value that a company’s ESG strategy can unlock.

For smaller companies this stage can be particularly challenging due to the need to outsource all technical work and the pressure of being a one project company. In spite of this (or because of it…) investors are particularly focused on ESG factors and how they may influence the project outcome and the feasibility of the ongoing operation.

This is where our experience in all stages of mining, combined with our critical knowledge of ESG, adds significant value. We won’t overwhelm you by expecting you to do everything at once. Instead, we work alongside you, utilizing existing processes and information whenever possible, and integrating the ESG strategy into your ongoing work program.

Our 3-Step ESG Workflow for Mine Developers uses internationally recognized standards and follows the accepted method for ESG Strategy development – optimized for the mineral development stage.

“for when you want to set up and leverage ESG integration with your feasibility process”

Total ESG Solutions for Mine Operators

Purposeful. Engaging. Innovative.

“ESG excellence for responsible Miners”

When you need a customized sustainability solution we’re with you every step of the way.

We provide solutions spanning advice, training, and system enhancement for sustainability. For businesses in need of expert guidance for navigating complexities or addressing specific issues. You receive advice tailored to your needs. When you are lacking in-house time or capability and require dedicated resources – helping businesses become sustainable is our passion. 

 

Please reach out to us to discuss your project.

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