Social impact assessment focuses on linking project impacts to mitigation in a way that facilitates a project's social licence to operate.
JTA's approach to social impact assessment (SIA) and social impact management planning (SIMP) focuses on linking project impacts to mitigation in a way that facilitates a project's social licence to operate.
We assess the project's likely impacts on the quality of life of affected communities and work collaboratively with clients and communities to plan mitigation and management strategies.
We blend qualitative and quantitative research to prepare evidence-based SIAs which address the potential negative impacts of major projects and recognise and emphasise the benefits.
JTA recognises that social impact issues and community acceptance are some of the greatest non-technical threats facing projects today.
Social impact assessment (SIA) services
• research, analysis and report preparation • strategic advice on SIA requirements and expectations • mitigation and management strategies • dynamic and inclusive SIMPs • structured processes for community and stakeholder involvement • ongoing monitoring, evaluation and compliance management
Our SIA team
JTA has highly experienced consultants with public and private sector backgrounds who understand how to navigate the increasingly complex regulatory requirements for social impact assessment.
Importantly, we help our clients balance these requirements with community expectations.
Implementation and ongoing management
JTA recognises that preparing an SIA and the associated impact mitigation strategies is not the end of the process. We facilitate collaboration between a client and government, industry and business sectors that enables the delivery of mitigation and management strategies for the community and project proponent.
We support the implementation of SIMPs through inclusive action planning and undertake the monitoring and evaluation needed to ensure regulatory requirements are met. JTA's approach ensures SIMPs remain living documents that enable ongoing partnerships, maximise community acceptance and deliver optimal benefits.