IFC's Performance Standards define clients' responsibilities for managing their environmental and social risks.
The Guidance Notes are companion documents to the Performance Standards, providing guidance to clients (and IFC staff) in meeting the Performance Standards.
The Performance Standards are available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese and Turkish; the Guidance Notes are available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. Additional language translations of the Guidance Notes will be posted on this page as they become available.
Additional resources on the Performance Standards are also available: