ESMS for Ivory Coast water project
Only 54% of Ivory Coast’s rural population has access to drinking water, according to the World Health Organisation. This means more than 5 million people lack access to basic resources.
For monitoring efficiency, we developed this ESMS to be integrated into the company’s existing corporate management system. To ensure quality, we designed the ESMS in alignment with national regulations and international standards (including the International Finance Corporation Performance Standards and Equator Principles 4).
Water for all
“We’re always proud to work on projects that positively influence the health and well-being of communities. By providing an ESMS, we can help clients collect and analyse data so they can meet financial agreement standards and secure the funds needed to bring basic resources, like drinking water, to rural areas,” says Jesper Kildsgaard, Global Spearhead Director for Environment & Health at Ramboll.
“Everyone deserves access to clean water,” he emphasises.
Ramboll is well-placed to train and transfer knowledge of the ESMS to empower local teams to secure long-term success when the project is granted approval for future phases of development for the 95 communities under the umbrella of the Water for All initiative.
Partnerships for people and planet
Ramboll worked closely with Owini, a subsidiary to Mitrelli Group, to develop a project specific ESMS that builds on existing systems. As a result, the lenders were reassured the project can meet their standards to commence the construction phase.
“We hope to build on our success working with clients to develop ESMS for their infrastructure projects, continuing to meet sustainable development goals and provide much needed support for communities around the world,” says Ailish Enker, senior manager and team leader for impact assessments & project finance at Ramboll Netherlands.