Environmental and social sustainability

Key sustainability downloads and resources

Latest sustainability news

Our latest news and updates on our sustainability work.

Sustainability Report

View our latest Sustainability Report.

Making sustainability easier for our clients

We expect EBRD-financed projects to be designed and operated in compliance with good international practices relating to sustainable development.

To help our clients and their projects achieve this, we have defined 10 performance requirements covering the key areas of environmental and social issues and impacts, providing a solid base from which clients can improve the sustainability of their business operations.

To guide our clients in implementation of our requirements, we have a host of resources available including guidance and good practice notes, compliance documents and e-manuals, available here:

EU requirements

The EBRD is committed to promoting European Union environmental requirements. We are also signatories of the European Principles for the Environment.

Together with the Council of Europe Development Bank, the European Development Bank, the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation and the Nordic Investment Bank, we have developed the Sourcebook on EU Environmental Law in order to help our clients implement EU environmental requirements at the project level.