ESIA Summary Documents

An IFC compliant ESIA is a planning, decision-making and management process which spans the entire life-cycle of a mining project. It is important to understand that it is not a stand-alone study but a process which looks to minimize project risks and ensure that environmental and social impacts are foreseen and addressed at an early stage to prevent negative environmental and/or social issues during construction and production. In addition, and equally important, the ESIA process aims to ensure that opportunities are maximized and benefits are fairly distributed.


This document is a Non-Technical Summary (NTS) of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the Bel Air Mining Project. It provides a summary of the Project and its related ESIA process and provides information on the systems developed to manage the predicted environmental and social impacts of the Project’s activities during all phases from construction to closure.

Non-Technical Summary (NTS) of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) (English version)


Ce document est un résumé non technique (RNT) de l’évaluation des impacts environnementaux et sociaux (EIES) du projet d’exploitation de bauxite de Bel Air Mining, réalisé pour les besoins de financement du projet et des changements techniques. Il présente un résumé du projet et le processus d’évaluation des impacts environnementaux et sociaux, selon les standards internationaux, afférent au projet ainsi que des informations sur les systèmes mis en place pour la gestion des impacts sociaux et environnementaux prévisibles dus aux activités du projet, de sa mise en œuvre à sa clôture.

Résumé non technique – Projet d’exploitation de bauxite de Bel Air (en francais)