Performance Standard 5

Performance Standard 5: Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement

Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement (2012)

When companies seek to acquire land for their business activities, it can lead to relocation and loss of shelter or livelihoods for communities or individual households. Involuntary resettlement occurs when affected people do not have the right to refuse land acquisition and are displaced, which may result in long-term hardship and impoverishment as well as social stress. PS5 advises companies to avoid involuntary resettlement wherever possible and to minimize its impact on those displaced through mitigation measures such as fair compensation and improvements to and living conditions. Active community engagement throughout the process is essential.


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Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement (2006)

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