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Chapter 1. Policy

Provided by IFC Sustainable Business Advisory

Policies are the foundation of your Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS).  They are

the rules that you expect your people to follow and the public statement you make about what your

company believes in and how you strive to conduct your business.  The process of adopting

environmental and social policies provides a company with an opportunity to think about and discuss

what is important.  Ultimately, it also enables you to gain the commitment and support of senior

management as they approve and communicate the policies.

We present two tools related to this element:


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