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, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Portuguese.
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. Text versions of the Performance Standards are below; a booklet version is also available for English, French, and Spanish.