In order to comply with industry best practices and international standards, an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) was undertaken by an independent, international, environmental consultancy, Environmental Resources Management.

An ESIA is a study used to understand how the project’s proposed activities will change the environment and affect the people living and working in the area. The ESIA identified and assessed the impacts associated with the planned gold mine and developed measures to be put in place to avoid or reduce negative impacts and maximize benefits.

In order for Surgold to obtain a right to mine, the Government of Suriname must approve Surgold’s feasibility study and the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA).The full ESIA can be accessed in the Reports section.