IFC reviews social and environmental policies

25 March 2002

The policies that govern the International Finance Corporation’s approach to core social and environmental issues are currently under review. Safeguard policies include Environment Assessment, Forestry and Indigenous Peoples. As the private sector arm of the World Bank indirectly sets standards for private companies it is important to ensure that their standards are high. Comments must be submitted by the end of May to inform a draft report which should be ready by early June. A final report is due by October.

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