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  • 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

    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.  

  • Awareness briefing

    The expanding role of natural gas. Comparing life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions

    May 2013

    Natural gas is experiencing a period of strong growth. Significantly increased resource estimates, and improvements in production and transport technologies have led to an expanding role in energy supply, particularly in important demand sectors such as electricity generation. This briefing explores the resource in a climate change context, the revised base estimates, its greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint compared to other energy sources, and projected demands from different sectors.

  • Awareness briefing

    Saving energy in the oil and gas industry (2013)

    February 2013

    This informative document was developed primarily for external stakeholders. It outlines why it is important for the oil and gas industry to save energy and describes key actions being taken, including: improving efficiency of operations along the supply chain and eliminating unnecessary waste; examples of energy management systems; the use of benchmarking tools; management practices; communication and awareness; reductions in flaring and venting, and energy improvement projects and new technologies.  

  • Good practice

    Operational level grievance mechanisms: good practice survey

    November 2012

    This publication draws together key insights on designing and implementing community grievance mechanisms. The survey will inform a series of pilot projects sponsored by member companies to test different approaches to implementation on the ground.

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