Our services

across the sectors

From forestry to mining, oil and gas to renewables, we have a reputation for service application that is ethical, agile and practical. Threaded through our services is our willingness to walk with our clients – to partner with you in your context, experiencing your risks and rewards so that we can present options that actually work.

Whether we are strategising with directors in a boardroom or visiting a muddy artisanal mining site to audit minerals in a post-conflict zone, we have both the heart and the expertise to grapple with the variables of your particular situation – and then present concrete, workable solutions.

  • Social baseline studies;
  • Risk and opportunity assessments;
  • Social impact assessments;
  • Livelihood impact assessments;
  • Human rights risk and impact assessments;

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Engagement

  • Stakeholder analysis, mapping and evaluation;
  • Partnership brokering;
  • Mediation and dispute resolution;
  • Conflict management;
  • Design and implementation of grievance mechanisms;

03

Implementation

  • Temporary staff secondments;
  • Project management;
  • Toolkit design;
  • Team design, along with defined roles and responsibilities for individual members;

04

Resettlement

  • Strategy development;
  • Due diligence and risk assessments;
  • Design and implementation of Resettlement Action Plans;
  • Conflict risk assessment, mediation and resolution;
  • Livelihood research, planning and restoration;

05

Management systems

  • Policy and strategy development;
  • Social performance systems development;
  • Social Management Plans;
  • Development of systems and institutions for community ownership, social and labour plans;

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Auditing

  • Due diligence reviews;
  • Management system audits;
  • Assurance reviews;
  • GRI-based and other reporting systems;
  • Human rights audits and reviews;

Sectors

While our proficiency has been established in these six primary sectors, our work has easy application to almost any industry.

1

Mining

2

Oil and gas

3

Forestry

5

Financial sector

6

Infrastructure

4

Renewables

Why choose Synergy?

Range of services

From social impact assessments to resettlement action plans, from community benefit delivery to auditing and assurance, our range of services enables us to address the complexities our clients face every day.

Expertise

We have over 170 years of combined experience (and counting!) working alongside multi-national corporations, NGOs, governments and communities.

Practical solutions

We’re well known for our creative, mutually-beneficial approach that results in practical, easily-applied solutions that incorporate international best practices.

Excellence

We are unwavering in delivering work that meets the highest professional and ethical standards.

Collaboration

We are committed to building partnerships with our clients because we believe more can be accomplished when we work as a team.

Agility

With highly skilled staff in three offices around the world, we are well positioned to partner in the most sensitive multi-cultural environments.

Learn more from our case studies

Did you know that we completed over 30 company audits for the iTSCi conflict-free programme in 2014 alone? Did you know that we have carried out socio-economic impact assessments for mining companies around the world? And did you know that we integrate international best practices in our community management plans?

Glancing through our selected projects will tell you all this and more…