Compliance with national and international standards

Overview

Compliance has become much more than simply meeting basic environmental and social regulatory requirements. Organisations increasingly need to meet internationally respected standards and frameworks, such as the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standards and the Equator Principles, in order to access finance, manage reputational risk and demonstrate leadership. Moreover, rapidly changing regulations make it important to take steps to future-proof compliance.

Added value

We help our clients to manage their compliance with national regulations and international requirements, in ways both practical and proportional to your organisation’s activities and potential impacts. We help navigate the complex landscape of both mandatory and voluntary regulation and legislation, helping you to understand the impact of current and future trends.

Our team can support you to:
  • Meet environmental and social compliance requirements to access international finance and funding;
  • Create environmental and social staffing structures and identify appropriate local and international partners;
  • Engage and collaborate with communities and key stakeholders to manage expectations, reconcile varying points of view and obtain a social ‘licence to operate’;
  • Develop best practice systems, indicators, documentation and policies;
  • Comply with international voluntary standards and frameworks e.g. IFC Performance Standards, Equator Principles, Sustainable Development Goals, the Global Compact etc.