This document presents the Social Impact Assessment (SIA) undertaken for the Kvanefjeld project (referred to as Kvanefjeld or the Project) in Greenland. It has been prepared as a stand-alone document addressing the social impacts of the Project. For a complete analysis of the Project's social and environmental impacts this SIA should be read in combination with the Project's Environment Impact Assessment (EIA).
An SIA provides the basis for analysing, monitoring and managing the social impacts of a planned development. This SIA describes how the Project has been designed and identifies and analyses both the Project's positive and negative impacts on society and sets out how the Project will be implemented to minimise its adverse impacts and maximise its benefits. The SIA specifically provides information on the:
- Use of Greenland labour;
- Use of Greenland Enterprises; and
- Extent to which processing of minerals will take place in Greenland.
The SIA will form the basis for negotiating the Impact and Benefit Agreement between Greenland Minerals Limited (GML, or the Company), the Greenland Government (GoG) and the municipality.