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Environmental, Health, and Safety Guidelines - Chinese Translations

Translations of the EHS Guidelines are now available:

Disclaimer: The Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Guidelines have been translated into Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish for your convenience. Reasonable efforts have been made to provide an accurate translation. The official text is the English version of the Guidelines. Any discrepancies or differences created in the translation are not binding and have no legal effect for compliance. If any questions arise related to the accuracy of the information contained in the translated Guidelines, please refer to the English version.


Acknowledgements: The IFC team would like to thank the team of the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) for the dedication in translating the EHS Guidelines into Chinese and in making a joint handbook on "International Experience in Promoting Green Credit: The Equator Principles and the IFC Performance Standards and Guidelines" possible.



General EHS Guidelines


The General EHS Guidelines contain information on cross-cutting environmental, health, and safety issues potentially applicable to all industry sectors. It is designed and should be used together with the relevant industry sector guideline(s), as below.


General EHS Guidelines (full document)



Industry Sector Guidelines


Forestry Infrastructure
  Board and Particle-based Products   Tourism and Hospitality Development
  Sawmilling and Wood-based Products   Railways
  Forest Harvesting Operations   Ports, Harbors and Terminals
  Pulp and Paper Mills   Airports
Agribusiness/Food Production   Shipping
  Mammalian Livestock Production   Gas Distribution Systems
  Poultry Production   Toll Roads
  Plantation Crop Production   Telecommunications
  Annual Crop Production   Crude Oil and Petroleum Product Terminals
  Aquaculture   Retail Petroleum Networks
  Sugar Manufacturing   Health Care Facilities
  Vegetable Oil Processing   Waste Management Facilities
  Dairy Processing   Water and Sanitation
  Fish Processing  
  Meat Processing General Manufacturing
  Poultry Processing   Cement and Lime Manufacturing
  Breweries   Ceramic Tile and Sanitary Ware Manufacturing
  Food and Beverage Processing   Glass Manufacturing
    Construction Materials Extraction
Chemicals   Textiles Manufacturing
  Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology Manufacturing   Tanning and Leather Finishing
  Coal Processing   Semiconductors and Electronics Manufacturing
  Natural Gas Processing   Printing
  Oleochemicals Manufacturing   Foundries
  Nitrogenous Fertilizer Manufacturing   Integrated Steel Mills
  Phosphate Fertilizer Manufacturing   Base Metal Smelting and Refining
  Pesticides Formulation, Manufacturing and Packaging   Metal, Plastic, Rubber Products Manufacturing
  Petroleum-based Polymers Manufacturing  
  Petroleum Refining Mining
  Large Volume Petroleum-based Organic Chemicals Manufacturing   Mining
  Large Volume Inorganic Compounds Manufacturing and Coal Tar Distillation  
    Wind Energy
Oil and Gas   Geothermal Power Generation
  Offshore Oil and Gas Development   Electric Power Transmission and Distribution
  Onshore Oil and Gas Development   Themal Power
  Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Facilities    


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