Customer case

Latitude 66 Cobalt Oy

Pre-consultation for an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

Project duration: 12/2017 – 4/2018
Management: Pasi Rinne and Antti Pitkämäki
Location: Finland

Project goal

Latitude 66 Cobalt Oy is planning to establish two mining sites in Finland, one in Kuusamo and one in Posio. A pre-consultation project was carried out to prepare for the upcoming Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) process. The aim was to carry out a preliminary assessment on environmental aspects and to carry out initial stakeholder consultation in order to reflect the views of stakeholders.

Gaia's role

Gaia acted as an independent sustainability expert in the project. Gaia discussed initially with relevant authorities, commenced stakeholder communication process and made preparations for the upcoming ESIA.

The result

The Pre-consultation project built a solid knowledge base for preparing a high quality ESIA process. The project also made it possible to take the view’s of stakeholders into account already in an early conceptualization phase of the mining project.

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