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Performance Standards and Guidance Notes - 2006 Edition


IFC's Performance Standards define clients' roles and responsibilities for managing their projects and the requirements for receiving and retaining IFC support. The standards include requirements to disclose information.

 

The Guidance Notes are companion documents to IFC's Performance Standards and provide additional guidance to clients (and IFC staff) in fulfilling their roles and responsibilities under the standards. The following Guidance Notes were last updated on July 31, 2007.

 

Additional resources on the Performance Standards are also available:

 

 

For easier downloading, the Performance Standards and Guidance Notes are offered both in their entirety and by individual sections:



 

Performance Standards Glossary of Terms: English [PDF]

 



 

Performance Standards (full document) [PDF]
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Guidance Notes (full document) [PDF]
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Introduction to the Performance Standards on Social and Environmental Sustainability [PDF]
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Guidance Notes (Introduction and 2007 Update Change Matrix) [PDF]
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Performance Standard 1: Social and Environmental Assessment and Management Systems [PDF]
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Guidance Note 1: Social and Environmental Assessment and Management Systems [PDF]
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Implementation resources:
Environmental and Social Review Procedure
[PDF] | Free Prior Informed Consultation [PDF] | Handbook on Doing Better Business through Effective Public Consultation | Handbook on Stakeholder Engagement | Global Reporting Initiative Guidelines | IFC Sustainability Reports

 



 

Performance Standard 2: Labor and Working Conditions [PDF]
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Guidance Note 2: Labor and Working Conditions [PDF]
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Implementation resources:
Good Practice Note on Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity
| Good Practice Note on Managing Retrenchment | Workers' Accommodation: Processes and Standards | Labor Toolkit: A Practical Screening and Due Diligence Tool for Project Review [PDF]

 



 

Performance Standard 3: Pollution Prevention and Abatement [PDF]
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Guidance Note 3: Pollution Prevention and Abatement [PDF]
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Implementation resources:
Environmental, Health, and Safety Guidelines:
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Performance Standard 4: Community Health, Safety and Security [PDF]
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Guidance Note 4: Community Health, Safety and Security [PDF]
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Implementation resources:
Environmental, Health, and Safety Guidelines:
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Performance Standard 5: Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement [PDF]
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Guidance Note 5: Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement [PDF]
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Implementation resources:
Handbook on Preparing a Resettlement Action Plan

 



 

Performance Standard 6: Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Natural Resource Management [PDF]
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Guidance Note 6: Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Natural Resource Management [PDF]
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Performance Standard 7: Indigenous Peoples [PDF]
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Guidance Note 7: Indigenous Peoples [PDF]
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Performance Standard 8: Cultural Heritage [PDF]
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Guidance Note 8: Cultural Heritage [PDF]
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