Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines for Vegetable Oil Production and Processing

24 pages | © February 2015 World Bank Group | Complimentary

Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines for Vegetable Oil Production and ProcessingThe Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Guidelines are technical reference documents with general and industry-specific examples of Good International Industry Practice (GIIP), as defined in IFC's Performance Standard 3: Resource Efficiency and Pollution Prevention. IFC uses the EHS Guidelines as a technical source of information during project appraisal activities, as described in IFC's Environmental and Social Review Procedures Manual.

The EHS Guidelines for Vegetable Oil Production and Processing are applicable to facilities that textract and process oils and fats from a variety of seeds, grains, and nuts; these include canola, castor, cottonseed, mustard, olive, palm, palm-kernel, peanut (groundnut), rapeseed, safflower, sesame, soybean, and sunflower. Additionally covered are crude oil production and refining processes, from the preparation of raw materials to the bottling and packaging of final products for human or animal consumption. These EHS Guidelines do not however apply to the production of biofuels. Annex A contains a full description of industry activities for this sector. A complete list of industry-sector guidelines can be found at at www.ifc.org/ehsguidelines.

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