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Environmental and Social Services

SRK provides technical support for the growing Asian mining and mineral processing industry in China and the Greater Asia Region.  SRK has extensive experience in environmental and social impact assessment reviewing for initial public offerings (IPOs), acquisition and/ or financing, as part of independent technique reports.  In addition to the environmental technical skills, our environmental professionals in SRK are very familiar with environmental laws and regulations as well as operational permitting requirements and occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations in China and other host countries. 

Furthermore, SRK has a wide work experience with international documents, such as World Bank/International Finance Corporation (IFC) environmental and social standards and guidelines and internationally recognized environmental management practices, etc.

SRK has completed a significant amount of independent technique reviews on a wide range of mineral projects located across China.  SRK has also completed Independent Technical Reviews for international Chinese mining projects and/or investments in Mongolia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Gabon, Zambia, Australia, Ecuador, etc. 



  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Environmental due diligence reviews
  • Environmental auditing
  • Environmental Liability Assessments
  • Environmental management planning
  • Environmental risk assessment
  • Project environmental approvals and permitting

Client: Zijin Mining Group

Overview: Environmental and social due diligence was conducted in a dozen of mines across China for the Zijin Mining Group in late 2012, as well as licenses and permits review and occupational health and safety (OHS) review.  SRK China inspected related facilities, such as tailings storage facilities, processing plants, heap leaching plants, open pit area, and waste dump area, etc.  Reports were generated by following National Instrument 43-101 format for the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (HKEx) review.

Client: China Nonferrous Metals Mining Group

Overview: Environmental and social due diligence review was conducted in copper mines in Zambia of Africa for the China Nonferrous Metals Mining Group, as part of an independent technique report to be included in the documents required by the HKEx for listing.  SRK China reviewed environmental and social compliance to identify and verify the existing and potential environmental liabilities and risks, and assess any associated proposed remediation measures.  These copper mines were successfully listed in the HKEx in 2012 by meeting all the requirements in Chapter 18.




Contacts for this service

SRK China