Environmental & Social consulting

Sustainable development is defined as a development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. To achieve sustainable development it is essential to agree on three main elements - economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection. These elements are interrelated and extremely important for the welfare of individuals and society as a whole.

The importance of sustainable development was recognized at a high level in 2015 by 193 UN member states that have officially adopted the global sustainable development program, which includes 17 goals and 169 tasks. The goals of sustainable development aimed at improving the welfare and protection of our planet addressing issues in education, health care, social protection and employment, as well as climate change and environmental protection.
 
Today, the financial sector is increasingly applying the sustainable development principles of the World Bank, Environmental and Social Performance Standards of International Finance Corporation (IFC PS), the Environmental and Social Policy of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the UN Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP), the Goals UN Sustainable Development, EU Directives and Best Available Techniques and Practices. This is because all recognizes the importance of sustainable development issues and their significant impact on the success of the business development.

AVGroup team has more than 10 years of experience working with international financial institutions and development banks, project sponsors and other financial institutions in Ukraine and abroad.

An integrated, individualized approach to designing and implementing solutions for restoring balanced relationships between environmental, social, financial components and client’s business models, provides development, increase profitability and capitalization of companies.
AVGroup’s social and environmental consulting services focused on the following:
Social and environmental assessment of the project / business to provide investor or customer of objective information on the current state of the facility and potential adverse social and environmental impacts
Assessment of compliance with Performance Standards of International Financial Institutions and Development Banks
Audit on Occupational Health and Safety
Environmental Site Assessment (Phase 1 and Phase 2)
Development and implementation of environmental and social management systems
Environmental and Social Audit
Internal and external reporting on environmental, social and corporate governance
Preparation of Environmental and Social Action Plans (ESAPs)
Environmental Impact Assessment (ESIA and ESHIA)
Training and capacity development
Sustainable Development Programs:
Reporting according to the UN Global Compact, GRI
Ambient air assessment, water control and climate change
Energy Saving Solutions
Environmentally friendly solutions for construction and green design
Modernization of production taking into account the best available techniques
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Development of measures to reduce the negative impact and recovery of the environment
Biodiversity conservation
Waste management