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due diligence

Environmental and Social Due Diligence

Environmental and social issues have negative financial consequences. Prior to making an investment, it is important to ensure that the investee or project is environmentally and socially responsible.

This entails consideration of the risks and impacts that the activities of the investee or project pose to the environment and community and the implementation of effective management to eliminate or mitigate the risks and impacts. This process begins with the conduct of an Environmental and Social Due Diligence (ESDD).

An ESDD ensures that potential red flags and gaps associated with your investment are identified and addressed, prior to financial closure, preventing you from incurring liabilities.

AKTI Consulting will help inform your investment decisions through our ESDD service. We will highlight potential risks and impacts and gaps in compliance with applicable national and international reference frameworks. We will then develop an Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP) which will serve as a roadmap for you to address these risks and impacts.

Our ESDD assignments are comprehensive and thorough, helping you prevent unwelcome surprises such as fines, shutdowns, reputation damage and high costs of implementing corrective actions.

Reference Frameworks

  • IFC Environmental and Social Performance Standards.

  • African Development Bank Environmental and Social Safeguards.

  • World Bank Environmental Health and Safety Guidelines - General and Sector-specific.

  • Equator Principles.

  • ILO Conventions and Standards.

  • National Environmental, Health, Safety and Quality Standards.

  • ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System - Requirements.

  • ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System - Requirements.