Stakeholder engagement: Helping companies build real social licence for operations
When companies enter into a new area with an operation, it is imperative that they gain local acceptance, a so-called social license for their operation. To achieve this, affected communities and other local stakeholders should be engaged in order for win-win-solutions to be identified. is particularly important in large area-requiring investments such as infrastructure and resource extraction with high risk of causing or contributing to adverse impacts on affected local communities. Such negative impact might be human rights infringements, environmental degradation and economic set-backs for the affected communities. The highest risks of negative impacts are historically shown to occur in conflict-affected, developing, frontier and emerging markets.
Scanteam helps plan, map, design and implement representative local stakeholder consultations. We assist in setting up structures for ongoing stakeholder engagement in order for the company gain and maintain social license for its operation.