An Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) report has been completed for the Project. This document has been guided by international best practices, and notable standards and guidelines such as the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Policy and Performance Standards on Environmental Sustainability (2012) and the World Bank Group (WB) Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines (‘EHS Guidelines’, 2007) that govern environmental and social practices in private sector investments.
The latest AMC Environmental Clearance certificate was issued in May 2019.
The ESIA has identified that the Koumbia Project will have several positive impacts on both the natural and socio-economic environment within the local region.
The economic activities in the region shall improve with an increase in employment which will have a positive flow on effect to the local economy, an improvement in infrastructure and services, with a strengthening of civil society.
Positive impacts are mainly socio-economic in nature. It is AMC’s aim to fully implement rigorous management strategies including: an Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP), a Health Safety and Security (HSS) Management Plan, a Resettlement Action Plan (RAP), a Community Development Plan (CDP) along with a Migration Plan (MP) and a Waste Management Plan (WMP) to maximize the positive impacts related to the project.