Detailed client need and root cause analysis, out of the box thinking, innovative tools and a can-do approach are the foundations of our way of working. We have pioneereed tools such as Early Warning Systems (EWS) and deployed them for the first time into corporate projects, even with some of the largest extractive companies in the world.
As specialists we deliver industry aligned results with on the ground personnel equipped with credible experience and proven methodologies and templates. Our advisory factors in wider best practice from trade associations such as ICMM, government regulation such as NIPP, FCPA and global performance standards set by IFC (World Bank).
AG-RS focuses geographically on the Latin America & Caribbean area, with a valuable network and designated Country Partner in each jurisdiction to match. We do not claim to cover the globe. However as we draw on best practice built on former experience outside the region from Pakistan to Papua, we also can operate further afield. This is particularly the case when our services can provide corporation wide governance, policy and audit inputs across multiple projects.
AG-RS achieves results by providing assurance via market insights and implementing above ground risk mitigation throughout the project life-cycle, from prospecting to closure. We deploy personnel both at point of client need and for the long term via embedded advisers with reach-back to on-going training plans and proprietary online tools.
AG-RS adheres to the highest ethical standards, local laws and regulations and to wider health and safety, sustainability and corporate social responsibility goals. This includes following and indeed advocating the Voluntary Principles (VPSHR), IFC and ICMM international best practices. All employees have signed our Code of Conduct and completed ‘Applied Ethics in Exploration and Mining’ course.
AG-RS aligns to risk mitigation methodology of ISO31000 and ANSI: Organizational Resilience. Our work follows HSE documentation standards such as Occupational Health and Safety 18001, and Business Continuity Management System ISO 22301. AG-RS management personnel are also ASIS International board certified in security management (CPP). We ensure Code of Conduct compliance and strictly maintain confidentiality.
For AG-RS respecting and drawing from the well of knowledge already within the project is key. We leverage all departments from Operations, HSE to CSR to build consensus, create a force multiplier effect and to ensure sustainable results.
We are not afraid to question comfortable assumptions in order to uncover the ground truth required. With industrial expertise having worked on countless projects with similar issues we know what to look for and get to work with minimum fuss and high credibility.
Our approach is fresh, focused and intelligent. Our work product is high quality, polished and ready for wider distribution. Our deliverables match the audience needs, be it board, divisional, country, project or team level. As a specialist, international company providing specific services we are objective and without bias. Without expensive over-heads, such as large marketing budgets and sales teams, we are cost effective.