Independent Social Performance
A community development consulting firm working on the social aspects of
Oil, Gas, and Mining in complex social environments since 2013.
Independent SP works to build understanding between communities and resource companies in complex social environments.
We have recently been working on Rapid Social Baselines, WIGO Assessments (What is going on….), Community Development Agreements, Programme Evaluations, Community Relations/ Social Performance Reviews, and Custom Trainings.
FIELD.WORK (an SBU of Independent SP)
Our new strategic business unit Field.Work provides health, safety, and security training and specialized field equipment for international field workers.
Everything about Field.Work is concerned about helping you stay healthy and safe while you are travelling or working in complex locations. Intrepid travellers, journalists, photographers, and digital nomads have all participated in previous Independent SP workshops (now branded Field.Work/SAFE).
Independent SP’s on-the-ground fieldwork experience includes*: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ghana, Greenland/Denmark, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kenya (Turkana), Liberia, Mongolia, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Russia (West Siberia), Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, USA, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, turkey, Ukraine, Qatar, and Zambia.
* does not include locations of confidential projects
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ABOUT JORDON KUSCHMINDER
Jordon is the founder and director of Independent SP, with over 17 years of experience working internationally on the social aspects of oil, gas and mining. He has co-managed and co-authored the development of two industry textbooks: Shell’s Social Performance Handbook and Barrick’s Exploration Community Relations Guide Book. Jordon is an accomplished trainer having led training workshops in a range of contexts – from Journalists in Juba (South Sudan) through to company executives at Cambridge University (United Kingdom).
SELECT NON-PROFIT / NON-CONFIDENTIAL CLIENTS
Independent SP works and is trusted by top-tier organisations across all sectors of our industry. Our work portfolio (by time-in-field) has averaged over the past 5 years:
- ± 55% International NGOs, Institutes and Governments
- ± 35% Company Clients
- ± 15% White label for larger consulting firms
Independent SP has retained an 82% return client rate since we started operations in 2013 and we have averaged 3 projects per client.