AATA International, Inc. is an environmental management, permitting, and technical services firm founded in 1989. AATA serves mining clients worldwide, with a historic track record of nearly 400 major projects in 47 countries around the world. AATA is a leader in achievement of international standards such as IFC Performance Standards, Equator Principles, and ICMM guidelines, among others. AATA has pioneered its EP-3 "Early Production Permitting Protocol" to speed complex permitting programs. Clients benefit from AATA's comprehensive approach that optimizes local involvement, with state-of-the-science/art approaches for stakeholder mapping, engagement, and community development. AATA has tackled some of the most challenging mining projects in the world, providing comprehensive social and environmental support in a timely and cost-effective manner.