Recognition of the concerns of affected communities

Standard requirements involve taking into account the concerns of affected communities and indigenous communities. For the affected communities, the certified company must ensure the identification and participation of potentially affected stakeholders, the sharing of information, the application of mitigation measures, the settlement of disputes and the respect of its commitments. Recognizing the concerns of Aboriginal communities also involves developing and maintaining a communication protocol.

Noise, sensory and visual environment

To ensure the quality of the visual environment of the affected communities, the certified company must consult local authorities and implement measures to mitigate and remediate negative visual impacts. Local authorities must also be consulted to ensure the compliance of local noise and sensory nuisance regulations: monitoring systems needed to meet the agreed limits must be established

Respect for cultural heritage

In order to respect the cultural heritage of affected communities and Indigenous communities, measures to mitigate and remedy negative impacts on cultural heritage sites identified by competent authorities shall be implemented by certified companies.

Health and safety

Risk identification, the application of mitigation measures, the development and communication of response procedures are required to ensure the health and safety of employees and populations. For employees, the certified company must implement a prevention program, emergency measures, training and risk analysis, as well as appropriate communication and supervision systems. Other provisions must be applied when working on ice or working with particular substances.