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  • Good practice

    A cross-sector guide for implementing the Mitigation Hierarchy

    September 2015

    The Cross-Sector Biodiversity Initiative (CSBI) guide provides practical guidance, innovative approaches and examples to support operationalizing the mitigation hierarchy effectively. It clearly defines the four steps of the mitigation hierarchy—avoid, minimize, restore and offset—and their application with regard to managing biodiversity throughout the life cycle of an extractive project; provides clear, systematic guidance for determining and demonstrating biodiversity loss or gain as a result of mitigation efforts, highlighting links to ecosystem services where available and appropriate; offers practical measures for predicting and verifying biodiversity conservation outcomes over time; and offers insight into documenting and comparing costs and savings resulting from mitigation action or inaction. It is aimed at environmental professionals working in, or with, extractive industries and financial institutions who are responsible for overseeing the application of the mitigation hierarchy to biodiversity conservation, while balancing conservation needs with development priorities.  

  • Good practice

    Oil and gas industry guidance on voluntary sustainability reporting (3rd edition)

    September 2015

    Sustainability reporting is an important way for companies in the oil and gas sector to engage with stakeholders and help foster informed dialogue and understanding. This Guidance is a reference tool aimed at helping company sustainability managers, communications professionals and environmental, health and safety or socio-economic specialists to develop corporate level reporting for internal and external stakeholder audiences. It can be used to report performance to different audiences in different ways—for activities in a single country, for large projects or for a single operation. The Guidance covers a range of sustainability issues relevant to the oil and gas industry, based on industry consensus, together with input from an independent panel of stakeholders with expertise in the sector and sustainability reporting. It is applicable across the entire spectrum of the oil and gas industry’s activities, from extraction and transformation of natural resources to supply of energy and other essential products to customers globally. The Guidance provides two types of assistance by helping companies decide: ‘how’ to report, by describing a process for reporting; and ‘what’ to report, by providing options for developing the content of the report        Download the guidance   The reporting fact sheet The fact sheet provides a brief overview of the IPIECA, API and IOGP Oil and gas industry guidance on voluntary sustainability reporting, and how it can help companies; outlining the benefits of sustainability reporting, and highlighting the content of a typical oil and gas industry sustainability report. Download the reporting fact sheet

  • Awareness briefing

    The global distribution and assessment of major oil spill response resources

    August 2015

    This document addresses Finding 9 of the OGP Global Industry Response Group (GIRG) report which recommended that industry conduct an assessment of potential exposure based on current Tier 2, Tier 3 and commercial response bases to help inform the potential location of any additional resources required. This finding was modified during the course of the project to include consideration of the resource in the context of a revised philosophy on tiered preparedness and response and the development of a tool for external assessment or self-assessment of the organization and capability of individual oil spill response organizations (OSROs).

  • Good practice

    Community grievance mechanisms in the oil and gas industry. A manual for implementing operational-level grievance mechanisms and designing corporate frameworks

    January 2015

    This manual provides practical step-by-step guidance on how to plan and implement operational-level community grievance mechanisms (CGMs) and how to design and to manage corporate CGM frameworks. It draws on the practical experiences of seven pilot projects conducted by IPIECA member companies as well as the shared learning from other IPIECA members and stakeholders. Presented in three main sections and subdivided into ‘modules’, the manual can be read in full or in parts of specific interest to users. Step-by-step overviews are provided throughout, together with practical advice for those implementing or managing CGMs. Also included is an Annex with a broad range of practical CGM tools. Overall, the Manual reflects the industry’s positive response to the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), which promote the use, value and power of effective CGMs in facilitating access to remedy.

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  • Good practice

    Management and remediation of sites in the petroleum industry. An IPIECA Good Practice Guide.

    July 2014

    The Guide is intended to support decision-making associated with the management of impacts to soil, groundwater and soil vapor, including the presence of Non Aqueous Phase Liquid (NAPL), addressing potential exposures and risks, investigation techniques and readily available technologies from which a site- specific assessment and/or corrective action plan can be developed. Overall the guide describes the: Process used to develop a Conceptual Site Model (CSM) to address potential sources, potential exposure pathways, and potential receptors. Data collection to support the CSM and identify imminent hazards. Process to identify potential risks and assess risk-based corrective action measures. Steps for implementing risk reduction measures and remedial actions. Actions to be taken to close-out the project.  

  • Good practice

    Identifying and assessing water sources

    March 2014

    This guide presents a systematic process for the onshore industry to select water sources that best meet project needs within the broader context of local or regional water management. The guide is applicable to both new projects and existing operations and uses case studies to provide practical examples of the process stages outlined. The document forms an integral part of IPIECA’s 2013 Water Management Framework and complements existing IPIECA guidance on the Biofuels and water nexus (2012). Later in 2014 a further companion document will be launched on optimizing water use through efficiency.

  • Good practice

    Timeline Tool (CSBI)

    December 2013

    The Timeline Tool assists professionals planning extractive projects in coordinating project development calendars, biodiversity impact assessment and management schedules, and financial timelines and milestones. It provides a clear, practical roadmap to identify milestones and key interdependencies between project development schedules, financing timelines and the actions required to apply the Mitigation Hierarchy effectively. It is not prescriptive, rather it raises awareness of the operational challenges associated with identifying and mitigating biodiversity impacts. The Timeline Tool can be used for training and communications for the variety of people involved in planning and executing complex, extractive-industry projects, including project managers, environmental advisors, consultants, financial advisers, project engineers and many more.

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  • Good practice

    Cross Sector Biodiversity Initiative timeline tool

    December 2013

    The Cross Sector Biodiversity Initiative (CSBI) Timeline Tool has been designed to assist project planning in the extractives industries to better align project development, biodiversity impact management, and financial timelines and milestones. The tool: Provides a roadmap that helps to identify critical milestones and interdependencies between project development and financing timelines Identifies actions required to apply the mitigation hierarchy to effectively address potential impacts as early as possible in the project life-cycle Raises awareness and highlights sensitivities and operational challenges associated with biodiversity impact mitigation Can be used as an internal capacity building resource or communications tool as it supports the work of a variety of functions in project planning and execution.  

  • Good practice

    Integrating human rights into environmental, social and health impact assessments. A practical guide for the oil and gas industry.

    December 2013

    This Guide describes how human rights can be integrated into environmental, social and health impact assessments (ESHIAs), which the oil and gas industry routinely uses to evaluate projects and activities. It provides an introduction to human rights and their relevance to the activities of the oil and gas industry, and briefly describes why it is important for the oil and gas industry to consider the impact that its projects and activities have on human rights. It is the product of collaboration between impact assessment practitioners from IPIECA members and human rights practitioners from the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR).  

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  • Awareness briefing

    Cross Sector Biodiversity Initiative (CSBI) Charter

    August 2013

    IPIECA is partnering with ICMM, the international Council on Mining & Metals and The Equator Principle Association in a Cross-Sector Biodiversity Initiative (CSBI). This forum is enabling cross-industry learning on the use of the biodiversity mitigation hierarchy, and the application of biodiversity offsets. The CSBI has launched a Charter that sets out an agreement between the three associations to provide leadership in developing and sharing good practice related to biodiversity and ecosystem services in the extractive industry. The CSBI supports the associations’ broader goals of applying innovation and transparency through the mitigation hierarchy with respect to biodiversity and ecosystem services throughout members’ project activities.