Technical Revision of the World Bank Group Environmental, Health, and Safety Guidelines
In February 2013, the World Bank Group began a three-year process to review and update its Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Guidelines.
The EHS Guidelines are technical reference documents with general and industry-specific examples of Good International Industry Practice (GIIP). They contain the performance levels and measures that are normally acceptable to the World Bank Group, and that are generally considered to be achievable in new facilities at reasonable costs by existing technology. They are used by the World Bank, IFC and MIGA.
The technical revision of the EHS Guidelines will be done in four phases. Each phase will consist of a "batch" of EHS Guidelines to be updated concurrently.
For each phase of updating the guidelines, the following revision process is envisioned:
As shown above, for each of the Phases of the EHS Guidelines Revision, the WBG is soliciting your feedback through two 30-day public consultations.
First consultation: a 30-calendar day electronic comment period to gather comments from stakeholders on the 2007 version EHS Guidelines ("listening consultation").
Second consultation: a 30-calendar day electronic comment period to gather comments from stakeholders on the draft revised guidelines.
Note: Please click on the date shown in the Second Consultation column to view the draft revised guideline, summary of comments received during the first consultation and the 2007 version of the guideline.