EcoEnviron Services focus is to be the Game changer for the Extraction Industry for easy acceptance of the community and build on trust to operate in particular geography without losing time and in capital resources.
Our differentiation is to design client-specific convenient and trust building grading system with the community stakeholders where business operates.
Social license generally refers to a local community’s acceptance or approval of a company’s project or ongoing presence in an area. The development of social license occurs outside of formal permitting or regulatory processes, and requires sustained investment by proponents to acquire and maintain social capital within the context of trust based relationships.
Institutions and companies need not only regulatory permission but also “social permission’ to conduct their businesses. SLO plays a vital function in society whereby social norms can precede and supersede legal rules.
Social license is beneficial for extraction industries long-term prospects in a region, especially for those businesses involved in energy, mining, hydroelectricity, plantation and other natural resource based firms.
EcoEnviron Services focuses on building partnerships and establishing genuine trust between communities and businesses. We operate regionally, with an emphasis on efficient business operations. Our competitive differentiation is the design of client-specific, convenient and trust-building grading system, which incorporates input from local community stakeholders where business operates.
Our company uses a range of approaches and tools to undertake the SLO, including but not limited to:
1. Direct one-on-one consultation and engagement with the Community through information sessions and workshops.
2. Advocate the use and understanding of the concept of SLO among the communities,
3. Measure the factors considered in the granting of social license (vulnerability and Impact Assessment).
4. Security program §Sports for development program §Other Community Investment Programs. §
5. Building accessible communication channels and options, such as liaison, toll free telephone numbers, websites and social media platforms.
Social license can be earned through a combination of activities and behaviors, centered on timely and effective communication, meaningful dialogue, and ethical and responsible environmental and social behavior, all of which contribute to building trust and credibility.
The methodology of granting social licenses, as well as the development of the SEVEN STAR EXCELLENCE audit and grading system, are being developed by EcoEnviron in close collaboration with the developer of the Baldridge Model of US business excellence, US green businesses and other business excellence certifications of USA. Our approach centers around trust-building between local communities, businesses, and the local government. These linkages help in strong communication among all stakeholders. The optimization is done through business operation and management specific auditing, and ultimately by establishing a grading scale as a standard for the companies to progress towards excellence. We facilitate the certification of excellence for business operations and, in line with the global best practices, work towards mitigating the risk of revenue losses, simultaneously help orient businesses’ managing best global practices towards positive ROI and better stewardship of environment.
Granting of social license needs priorities of those potentially affected by the project and how the company behaves, and has consistency in its messages and actions. Our approach is always to come in to the new geography and help businesses and communities for trust building through status auditing and then establish a grading scale as standard for the companies to its SLO status.