Our Services

Our customized corporate governance, social responsibility and sustainability solutions enable clients to meet the combined demands of industry and communities in a given geographic region. Our work supports project development, while maximizing the use of local expertise, knowledge and capacity.

The following are our key areas of focus depending on the stage of your project:

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CSR Strategy

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Design strategies that align corporate values with business priorities, while meeting international CSR standards to ensure an inclusive and transparent approach to sustainable development.

Our  services include:

  • Strategic solutions

  • Leadership strategy

  • Organizational CSR structure

  • Social Management System (SMS)

  • Social Investment

CSR Governance

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Develop CSR governance structure, strategies and operational processes that reflect corporate values and respond to business priorities, while meeting international CSR standards.
Implement governance and compliance policies on the ground using culturally adapted communication materials and training programs.

Our  services include:

  • Code of conduct

  • Supplier Code of Conduct

  • Design internal policies

  • Grievance Mechanism

 

Grievance Mechanism
Establishing grievance mechanism as a communication channel to engage local employees and communities, while mitigating social and operational risk, and monitoring the progress in the relation with stakeholders.

Social Risk Management

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Conduct social due diligence and CSR audits to identify potential risks and recognize areas for improvement in compliance with global human rights, labour rights, community development, environmental impact and sustainable living standards.

Our  services include:

  • Social Due Diligence

  • Conflict Management

  • Social Risk Monitoring

  • Grievance Mechanism

  • Poverty Analysis

  • Work and living conditions assessment

  • Camp site conditions assessment

 

Grievance Mechanism
Establishing grievance mechanism as a communication channel to engage local employees and communities, while mitigating social and operational risk, and monitoring the progress in the relation with stakeholders.

Stakeholder Engagement

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Build strong relationships between companies and the social groups directly or indirectly impacted by its operations. Mitigating risk by establishing inclusive and transparent processes that open and support ongoing dialogue and collaboration with key stakeholders.

Our services include:

  • Stakeholder Engagement Plan

  • Early Stakeholder Engagement

  • Socio-Economic Areas of Influence

  • Social Maps for data visualization

  • Communitcation/Socialization Plan

 

Capacity Mapping & Capacity Building

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Implement O Trade’s proprietary Capacity Mapping methodology to identify local community capacities, abilities, and skills. These insights create the baseline necessary to customize and deliver Capacity Building programs that support individual development. Efforts that reduce dependency, ensure social inclusion, grow local talent and identify opportunities for sustainable living and self-development.

Our services include:

  • Training CSR staff

  • Training Public Officials at Municipalities

  • Training Suppliers and Contractors

  • Work and living conditions assessment

Local Supply Chain

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Design strategies that optimize Local Supply Chains,  maximize operational efficiency and increase productivity by limiting extra operating costs, bolstering internal abilities, integrating local talent and building public-private partnerships.

Our Services include:

  • Supply Chain Assessment

  • Local Infrastructure & Production Assessment

  • Local Content from internal self-assessment to reporting

  • Supplier Development

  • Supplier Code of Conduct

  • LCPP – Local Community Procurement Program

 

 

Socio-economic Development

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Design and implement socio-economic development programs that act as sustainable solutions for company site of operations and communities in the area of influence. Customizing programs to meet unique project challenges and local socio-economic realities.

Our Services include:

  • Rural & Urban Development

  • Local Small Business Development

  • Public-Private Partnerships

  • Collaboration programs with Local Governments

  • LCPP – Local Community Procurement Program

  • Integrated solutions for campsite improvement

  • Resettlement

 

Social Investment

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Design strategies that create a social return on investment for companies investing in community development. Resource allocation supports local employment and small business development, and respects community social dynamics and cultural beliefs. Impact assessment uses benchmarks to measure improvements in poverty eradication, living conditions and access to education.

Our Services include:

  • Social Investment Strategy

  • Social Return on Investment

  • Customized socio-economic development programs