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 Social Performance Pte. Ltd.

Independent SP works to build understanding between communities and resource companies in complex social environments.

We have recently been working on Rapid Social Baselines, Comparative Benefits Assessments, Community Development Agreements, Programme Evaluations,  Community Relations / Social Performance Reviews, and Custom Training Workshops.

FIELD.WORK (an SBU of Independent SP)

Our new strategic business unit Field.Work provides safety and security training and specialized field equipment for international field workers.

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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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).

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Our writing is at Field.Work/JOURNAL (Independent SP’s articles are also cross-posted to Medium)

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Independent SP works and is trusted by top-tier organisations across all sectors of our industry.

Independent SP has retained an 82% return client rate since we started operations in 2013 and we have averaged 3 projects per client.