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Resource Extraction

We work with industries to build sustainability solutions including technology assessments, social impact assessments, and corporate sustainability training.

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Every product and process begins with resource extraction, and it’s also the foundation of life cycle assessment and building a sustainable business. EarthShift Global works with these fundamental industries to build sustainability solutions from the ground up, including technology assessment, social impact assessment, and corporate sustainability training.

Metals and minerals play an important role in society and LCA and S-ROI can help identify their benefits. EarthShift Global has helped industry professionals understand the role of calcium carbonite as a benign filler in many plastics, for example. Our work with the International Copper Association has shown how the use of copper net can replace the use of copper-based anti-fouling paints, reducing the impacts of aquaculture. Mining carries social as well as environmental burdens and those burdens can affect the bottom line. S-ROI has proven to be an effective tool for understanding how mitigating the environmental and social risks associated with mining can improve profitability. Many mining companies have found benefits from this type of analysis. As an example, EarthShift Global studied the effect of increased HIV/AIDS education for Rio Tinto.

Our Metals, Minerals, and Mining clients include:

EarthShift Global works on highly sensitive issues that affect the oil & gas industry, addressing questions like:

  • What are the social risks associated with a procedure or project? How do they affect the bottom line?
  • How does a new method of fracturing compare with current methods and traditional extraction techniques from an environmental, social and/or economic perspective?
  • Which is the most environmentally sound pollution prevention system for this application?
  • What are the risks and opportunities associated with new or alternative energy products?

Our Oil & Gas clients include: