An effective stakeholder engagement programme is critical for the development of a successful and sustainable project. Whilst the primary objective of a stakeholder engagement is to generate a better understanding of stakeholder perspectives on key issues, early, proactive and continuous engagement can help build relationships with key individuals and earn the support of the community in which your projects or operations take place. With the use of innovative approaches, Yordas’s team of professional communication and engagement consultants combine the highest standards of verbal and visual communication with an in-depth scientific knowledge to develop an effective stakeholder engagement programme that will improve the social acceptance of your projects and operations.
The Yordas team has extensive experience in developing, implementing and monitoring stakeholder consultation programmes in various industry sectors. Given its wide range of scientific expertise, Yordas also has a demonstrated ability to creatively address social, environmental and economic issues through the development of appropriate mitigation measures. Yordas can support all phases of a stakeholder engagement programme to meet regulatory requirements and document the engagement process to report back to the stakeholders.
Yordas can prepare a customised stakeholder engagement strategy and program which will form the basis for a lasting and collaborative relationship between the developer and the various stakeholder groups which are potentially affected by the project. Yordas’ consultation programs are proactive, transparent, timely and context-specific. We use innovative tools and interactive methods to make engagement meaningful and constructive.
Yordas possesses an experienced team who can support the delivery of stakeholder engagement activities. Our team can assist clients based on their required level of support. These services can include the management of logistics for engagement activities, preparation of meeting materials, delivery of presentations and collection of stakeholder comments. In addition, Yordas can monitor and document stakeholder engagement activities and prepare technical reports in compliance with applicable requirements.
Yordas’ experts can efficiently present complex scientific information to a variety of audiences. Yordas can deliver the results of a human health and environmental risk assessment study in simple terms, to a wide range of stakeholders. This process is intended to address public concerns associated with potential project risks, and aims to improve the social acceptance of projects.
Yordas can manage issues and other data collected during engagement activities through the use of various tools. Issues management and monitoring is beneficial to demonstrate transparency and report back to stakeholders, including regulatory authorities.