INDEPENDENT SOCIAL PERFORMANCE

Working on the social aspects of Oil, Gas, and Mining

in complex social environments since 2013

Sign marking entry to an abandoned mining community (now operated by several ASM operations) / Photo by J. Kuschminder

INDEPENDENT SP IS AN INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL ENTERPRISE.

 Independent SP is a distributed company that operates globally with a social purpose to minimize the social impacts of oil, gas and mining activities on communities and to maximize shared value and benefits.

Our clients include corporations, communities, civil society, development agencies, and governments.  

Founded by Jordon Kuschminder (formally of Shell International and Barrick Gold), Independent SP specialises in social performance, community relations, international research, and community development projects focusing on the social aspects of oil, gas and mining.

We are experienced and trained to deliver successful projects efficiently and descreetly in complex social environments.

Gold mine in the highlands of Papua New Guinea / Photo by J. Kuschminder

INDEPENDENT SP DELIVERS

Independent Social Performance has completed over 30 international fieldwork projects in 12 countries since October 2013.

We have never missed a deadline.

Our current return client rate is 91%

Community consultations for developing a Community Development Agreement Monitoring and Evaluation Framework, Sierra Leone / Photo by J. Kuschminder

UNDP Extractive Partnership Programme Evaluation, Iraq / Photo by J. Kuschminder

 INDEPENDENT SP SERVICE

Independent SP is particularly known for proficiency in project delivery in complex social environments where both time and resources are limited but the job needs to be done.

Since 2013, our core services include:

  •  Exploration Community Relations Support 
  • Field research related to Social License to Operate and Community Development Agreements
  • Community projects for NGOs supporting the responsible governance of the Extractive Industry
  • Community Relations and Social Performance training and workshops

A high quality of work. It’s rare to find a practitioner with a skill-set developed from working both on the community and on the company sides”

Community Sensing Study and Social Risk Assessment, Greenland / Photo by J. Kuschminder

INDEPENDENT SP’s GEOGRAPHIC EXPERIENCE.

“Jordon’s attention to Health and Safety during fieldwork is assuring…the time he spends in the field is highly productive, done right, and done safe.”

Community Sensing Study and Social Risk Assessment,  South-East Turkey / Photo by J. Kuschminder

Social Performance Audit of unconventional gas project, Australia / Photo by J. Kuschminder

INDEPENDENT SP KNOWS THE TOOLS BECAUSE WE WROTE THE TOOLKITS

While at Shell, Barrick, and Cordaid, Independent SP’s founder and Executive Director, Jordon Kuschminder:

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