About Us

About Us

Who we are

Translantic Development Limited is a leading Environmental and Social Governance service provider, with a strong focus on Social Performance; helping development projects across Africa comply with national laws and international best practices. We are an independent consultancy providing a range of end-to-end social performance solutions in Land Negotiation and Acquisition, Baseline studies, Resettlement, Livelihoods, and Sustainable development in Africa. We have extensive experience in managing social performance for solar, oil and gas, mining, agricultural projects, energy and other related sustainable renewable energy services .

TDL provides a multidisciplinary approach to managing social performance in development projects towards ensuring that development projects do not do more harm than good. This is achieved by working directly with the project-affected persons, proactively managing social challenges in line with international standards (WB EHSG, IFC-PS, EPFIs, EBRD, ICMM, etc.) and national laws, and by respecting strong local and cultural contents. At TDL, we believe in the importance of maintaining a balance between profitable projects and satisfied local stakeholders. Therefore, we adopt a multidisciplinary, yet, focused approach to provide well-rounded solutions that create bespoke win-win outcomes to project activities.

Established in 2012, TDL has been involved in several projects and assignments in developing economies and our performances have been outstanding. TDL – through its team and partners – has completed several projects in Social Impact Assessment, Socioeconomic Baseline Studies, Resettlement Action Plans, Livelihood Restoration Plans, and Multiple Stakeholder Engagements. Our country experience spans across: Liberia, Tanzania, Zambia, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Mozambique etc.

Corporate Values

  • Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Sustainability
  • Equal Opportunity

Ethical Policies

At TDL, we do not compromise the need to follow international best practices, laws and agreed terms and ethics of our business and those of our clientele and the publics connected to projects .

Health and Safety

Our health and safety culture at TDL stipulates that everyone has the responsibility for their own safety and that of others. TDL complies strictly with IFC PS4 – Community Health Safety and Security – as well as other international best practices, local and national laws.

Local Content

TDL has an in-built corporate social responsibility and talent development apparatus in its model that empowers local talent and young people to develop capacity on the job that would leave them competent to carry on the work and during the implementation of the RAP, CSR and other sustainable processes required. TDL takes a mentorship and leadership approach to its projects based on the philosophy that character and capacity building of the people enhances nationwide development.

Anti-Corruption

TDL operates a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and other corrupt practices, which would be communicated to all business partners at the outset of the business relationship with them and as appropriate thereafter. Employees and project team members are also trained to help them understand their duties and responsibilities under this policy.

Environmental Sustainability

Environmental sustainability is a topical issue at the heart of the global economy. At TDL, we make responsible and proactive decisions to manage and reduce the business’ negative impact on the environment. Beyond that, we create and implement processes that ensure businesses and projects are more sustainable in the future.

Confidentiality

During employment and projects, employees will be exposed to several levels of confidential information. As a result, we classify and treat information under carefully to ensure that sensitive information is shared among only concerned and relevant parties.

Labour and Human Right

We believe and uphold the principles of equality and fairness. This applies not only to our male workers, but also to our female workers because we believe strongly that women’s rights are human rights.

What makes us different

TDL has a well-established reputation as one of Africa’s fastest growing social development / social performance service provider across range of industries. Our clients and partners choose to work with us because of the following reasons:

Strict adherence to International best practices and Quality standards
– Our teams work in-country directly with the project-affected persons, proactively managing social challenges in line with international standards (WB EHSG, IFC-PS, EPFIs, EBRD, ICMM, etc.) and national laws, and by respecting strong local and cultural contents.

Strong local presence and Networks across Africa
– We have a strong network and alliances across the African market, with in-country teams in West Africa (Nigeria, Ghana) and East Africa (Tanzania, Liberia). Our projects experience span across: Liberia, Tanzania, Zambia, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Mozambique and Malawi.

Global and multi-disciplinary team
– Cultural diversity and professionals who speak the first language of the project communities we work in. Our consultants are fluent in English and speak the following native languages across Africa: Yoruba, Twi, Swahili, Ga, Dangbe, Da Gbani, Ibo, Hausa, Fulani, Pidgin English etc.

Deep knowledge and Expertise
– Our team has over 15 years of experience in the social performance and sustainability business, helping our clients prepare and implement RAP, LRP, ESIA in compliance with international best practices, national and local laws.

Governance
– Our solutions enable our clients to make fair and transparent decisions, in relationship with their international lenders and project stakeholders.

Cost and Finance
– We offer the right value for money; helping our clients to make the right decisions to Save, Spend, Secure, and Invest.

Strict adherence to International best practices and Quality standards

Our teams work in-country directly with the project-affected persons, proactively managing social challenges in line with international standards (WB EHSG, IFC-PS, EPFIs, EBRD, ICMM, etc.) and national laws, and by respecting strong local and cultural contents.

TDL Team

Translantic Development Limited (TDL) is a leading provider of environmental, social, health, safety, risk, and sustainability consulting related services with a focus on social performance. Our team has over 15 years collective experience with a multidisciplinary, yet, focused approach to managing and mitigating social challenges in line with international standards (WB EHSG, IFCPS, EPFIs, EBRD, ICMM, etc.), national laws and having a strong respect for local/cultural contents.

A brief about our team of consultants:

  • Experienced in managing land negotiation, acquisition, resettlement planning and livelihoods restoration for development projects that meet IFC PS, World Bank Safeguard Policies, AfDB, EPFIs’ requirements and other international best practices and local/national laws.
  • Global, multi-disciplinary teams with expertise and local language knowledge of project areas and location.
  • In-depth knowledge of social risks and impacts associated with solar, power, oil & gas, mining, wind farm, and other infrastructural projects in developing countries across the African continent.
  • Strong client focus and proven track record of delivering cost-effective solutions with consistent quality.

Our Clients

TDL’s team has successfully managed contracts in all types of industries specializing in socio-economic research and development for both private and public sectors. Through our partners and in-country teams, we have worked with several clients including major extractive industry corporations, bio-fuels, solar developers, oil and gas, renewable energy, agricultural and manufacturing conglomerates, donors, national and state governments, NGOs and universities.

View a selection of our clients

Our Clients Include:

  • Pan African Solar Limited
  • AgDevCo
  • Nova Scotia Power
  • Nigerian Solar Capital Partners
  • Globeleq
  • Du Sable Solar
  • Eleqtra Infrastructure Development Company
  • Azura Solar
  • Agro-Eco Energy
  • Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • Dangote Industries Limited
  • South Port Cement Limited
  • Olokola Liquified Natural Gas (OKLNG)
  • Tanzania Corporation CSTC
  • Lekela Power
  • ENI Ghana
  • London Mining Company
  • Jigawa State Government, Nigeria

Our Partners

TDL is your trusted social performance business partner. To be such a partner, we operate a customer-centric model based on the philosophy that if we help our partners grow their business we, in turn, can grow our business too. In a growing business, there are more opportunities for all of us. We want our clients and partners to consistently experience the best of Translantic Development Limited: that means providing social performance services that create win-win situations for our partners and clients, and the local communities impacted by their development projects. We partner and work with International and high-profile organizations, including:

  • Environmental Resources Management (ERM)
  • Rina Energy (formerly OST Energy)
  • Adam Smith International
  • IBIS Consulting
  • International Development Consultants (IDC Ltd)

Best Practices Experience

We adhere to International best practices and common quality standards, some of which include:

  • World Bank Environmental Health and Safety Guidelines (EHSG)
  • World Bank Environmental and Social Standards (ESS5)
  • International Financial Corporation Performance Standards (IFC-PS 2012)
  • African Development Bank International Social Standards (AfDB ISS)
  • International Council for Mining and Metals
  • Equator Principle III (EPIII)
  • Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuel Production (RSB)
  • Oil Producers Traders Standards (OPTS)
  • The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) – Environmental and Social Policy, 2014
  • United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEPFI)
  • Local and National Laws (across African Countries)
  • ISO 9000 and 2600