Environmental and operational managers at waste and resource recovery facilities can receive several hundred odour complaints a year.
Growing populations have gradually moved closer to waste management operations. Additionally public perception of waste facilities is dynamic and subject to change, often very quickly.
Maintaining social licence to operate is now directly related to a waste management site’s efficiency and financial bottom line.
Environmental consultants Envirosuite have identified levels of community engagement on a scale of one to five, which each require unique strategies to achieve social licence to operate.
In a 28 October webinar, titled Five stages of community engagement every waste operation must understand to grow social licence, Envirosuite will outline how carrying out suitable community engagement strategies can help boost operational efficiency.
Hosted by Andres Quijano, Envirosuite Solution Design Engineer, the webinar will show attendees how to avoid reputational damage and limit downtime by executing strategies based on the specific level of community engagement a site requires – today and tomorrow.
Quijano will also explore how to educate surrounding communities on operational, maintenance and expansion plans through tailored engagement programs, respond to odour complaints and educate communities with easy-to-understand data.
Quijano has over 15 years experience creating integrated hardware and software solutions that assist environmental professionals and site operators to optimise their management plans.
Recently, he played the lead role in implementing Envirosuite’s groundbreaking solution at the Cerrejon mine to provide a proactive environmental management system including solutions for dust, blasting, vibration and groundwater and surface water.
To register for the webinar click here.