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The Mozambique LNG Project is committed to being a good neighbor on the Afungi Peninsula, in the Palma District and in the wider Cabo Delgado Province. This means we want to play our part in delivering positive environmental and social outcomes for these communities and for Mozambique as a whole.

To meet our commitment, and in line with both Mozambican regulations and international standards, we have created environmental and social management and monitoring plans that assess and manage project impacts and risks. In particular, our focus is to ensure the project’s environmental and social management plans align with the International Finance Corporation’s Performance Standards (IFC’s Performance Standards) and the Equator Principles.

The project’s Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) was submitted to and approved by the relevant Mozambican Authority in 2014. Since then, we have diligently continued to conduct work on additional environmental, social, and health-related matters to determine the impacts and risks associated with the construction and operation of the Mozambique LNG Project and have taken the necessary measures to mitigate such impacts and risks.

To align the project’s EIA with the IFC’s Performance Standards, we have conducted support studies and assessments, and designed appropriate management plans. Some studies built on those carried out during the original EIA, such as the biodiversity studies. Others focused on broader social issues, including community health and project-induced in-migration.

The Environmental, Social and Health Impact Assessment (ESHIA) executive summary provides a comprehensive overview of these completed studies and their respective findings.

Taken together these studies enabled us to create our Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP).

The Mozambique LNG Project’s Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) sets the framework for managing environmental, social and health impacts and risks during the project’s construction-phase. The ESMP includes programs and procedures which aim to avoid, minimize, offset or compensate for specific construction-phase impacts and risks across three categories: environmental, social, and monitoring.

 

 

As part of the ESMP, we conduct periodic monitoring and evaluations of the implementation of E&S management plans including:

  • Biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • Community stakeholder engagement
  • CSO/NGO engagement
  • Project-induced in-migration
  • Social Investment Strategy
  • Workforce and Industrial Relations
  • Community health management
  • Community-based security
  • Resettlement
  • Cultural heritage

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