How to implement our performance requirements

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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. Those that are relevant for specific PRs are identified below.

PR2: Labour and working conditions

We have produced a range of guidance documents designed to help clients manage labour issues.

Human resources policies and employee documentation

Children, young people and work

Forced labour

Managing Risks Associated with Modern Slavery

Non-discrimination and equal opportunity

Wages and working hours

Workers' accommodation

Workforce retrenchment

Employee grievance mechanism

PR 5: Land Acquisition, Involuntary Resettlement and Economic Displacement

Resettlement Guidance and Good Practice: this document has been designed to provide advice on interpreting and implementing PR 5. We share our relevant experiences and provide practical information to help you determine your approach to addressing physical and/or economic displacement for your specific project.

Resettlement Guidance

Example table for gap analysis

Example socio-economic survey forms

PR 6: Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management of Living
Natural Resources

Performance Requirement Guidance Note: This has been developed to provide advice on interpreting and implementing PR 6.

PR 6: Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management of Living
Natural Resources


Biodiversity Good Practice Documents: These two documents have been developed by the Multilateral Financing Institutions’ Biodiversity Working Group to assist our clients, project developers and their consultants responsible for preparing Environmental and Social Impact Assessments. Whilst not specific to PR 6, the documents summarise good international practices related to the design and implementation of baseline studies that support biodiversity inclusive impact assessment and management planning.

PR9: Financial intermediaries

The Environmental and Social Risk Management Manual (E-manual) for Financial Intermediaries (FIs) provides step by step guidance for the appraisal of environment and social-related risks, and the identification of environmental opportunities in transactions.

It also contains an education section on how and why financial intermediaries should carry out environmental and social investigations, and includes supporting reference materials to help assess the environmental and social aspects of a transaction.


The Environmental and Social Risk Management Manual (E- manual) for Financial Intermediaries (FIs)

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PR10: Information Disclosure and Stakeholder Engagement Good Practice Document:
This document has been developed by the Multilateral Financing Institutions’ Working Group on E&S Standards primarily for practitioners tasked with organising consultations and stakeholder engagement. Whilst not specific to PR 10, the document summarises key objectives, principles and elements of stakeholder engagement.
Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement

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.

Other guides and resources to help clients implement our environmental and social performance requirements

Environmental | Social | Compliance


Assessment of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions We collect and report data on the greenhouse gas emissions impact of our direct investments. In accordance with our environmental and social policy, clients with projects whose emissions are expected to exceed 100 kt CO2e per annum must provide us with the data needed for this GHG assessment.

Guidance on EBRD’s methodology for assessing greenhouse emissions

Electricity Emission Factors Review

Hydropower This guidance note aims at providing an overview of the key environmental and social risks that should be considered during the preparation, implementation and monitoring of hydropower projects. The target audience includes those involved in hydropower projects subject to the EBRD's Environmental and Social Policy (ESP, 2014). This particularly includes EBRD clients, staff and consultants working on hydropower projects directly or indirectly financed by the EBRD.


Environmental and Social Guidance Note for Hydropower Projects

Small hydropower This note provides detailed guidance on the management of environmental and social risks specific to small hydropower plant (sHPP) projects. The detailed environmental and social good practice note for sHPPs supplements the environmental and social guidance note for hydropower projects that was issued by the EBRD in 2016, but does not replace it: both documents should be referred to for sHPP projects, across their pre-construction, construction, post-construction and operational phases.

Environmental and social guidance note for small hydropower projects



Modern Slavery This Good Practice Note provides guidance for companies and investors on identifying, mitigating and remedying forced labour risks Managing Risks Associated with Modern Slavery: A Good Practice Note for
the Private Sector

Gender-Based Violence and Harassment (GBVH) This guidance aims to help companies and investors identify and address GBVH risks in their projects and operations. Three short sector briefs provide further details about sector specific risks and benefits as well as practical examples of what companies and investors can do to prevent GBVH. Addressing Gender-Based Violence and Harassment: Emerging Good Practice for the Private Sector

Addressing Gender-Based Violence and Harassment in the Public Transport Sector

Addressing Gender-Based Violence and Harassment in the Construction Sector

Addressing Gender-Based Violence and Harassment in the Manufacturing Sector

Family-friendly working This document gives guidance on good practice for family-friendly working and work-life balance.

Family-friendly working and work-life balance


Grievance Mechanisms

In any organisation it is important to address complaints effectively and in a timely manner so as to ensure good relationships with all stakeholders. This document provides guidance for best practice in developing and implementing grievance mechanisms.

Grievance Management guidance note

Information Disclosure

This guidance note is for operators of public services and regards requirements under the UNECE Aarhus Convention on information disclosure that may affect them, and to clarify what this would mean in practice.




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