Relocation of Indigenous Peoples from Traditional Lands and Natural Resources (IFC Performance Standard 7)is an indicator of

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This indicator relates to an organisation's procedures on Relocation of Indigenous Peoples from Traditional Lands and Natural Resources and is a component of IFC Performance Standard 7 (Indigenous Peoples). The organisation must consider alternative project designs which reduce or avoid relocation of indigenous peoples from their traditional lands. The organisation should ensure displaced peoples are able to return when the original cause of relocation cease to exist. IFC Performance Standard 7 involves identification through an environmental and social risks and impacts assessment process, all communities of indigenous peoples within a project area who may be affected, and the extent to which they are likely to be affected. This must also take into account impacts on the environment. Organisations must aim to avoid these impacts wherever possible in a culturally appropriate manner. Other Performance Standards may also be applicable to a project. The Performance Standards are required for clients of IFC, but may also be applied by other organisations to manage their social and environmental management practices. For more information on the IFC Performance Standards see: http://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/c8f524004a73daeca09afdf998895a12/IFC_Performance_Standards.pdf?MOD=AJPERES. This indicator is taken from Performance Standard 7 of the International Finance Corporation's Sustainability Framework. Performance Standard 7: Indigenous Peoples is part of IFC's wider strategy of promoting sustainable development and reducing financial risk. Performance Standards 2 through 8 establish objectives and requirements to avoid, minimise, and where residual impacted remain, to compensate/offset for risks and impacts to workers, Affected Communities, and the environment. While all relevant environmental and social risks and potential impacts should be considered as part of the assessment, Performance Standards 2 through 8 describe potential environmental and social risks and impacts that require particular attention. Where environmental or social risks and impacts are identified, the client is required to manage them through its Environmental and Social management System (ESMS) consistent with Performance Standard 1. For more information on the IFC Performance Standards see: http://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/c8f524004a73daeca09afdf998895a12/IFC_Performance_Standards.pdf?MOD=AJPERES. Assessment of whether this has been implemented/addressed. IFC auditing process.

IFC Performance Standard 7 involves identification through an environmental and social risks and impacts assessment process, all communities of indigenous peoples within a project area who may be affected, and the extent to which they are likely to be affected. This must also take into account impacts on the environment. Organisations must aim to avoid these impacts wherever possible in a culturally appropriate manner. Other Performance Standards may also be applicable to a project. The Performance Standards are required for clients of IFC, but may also be applied by other organisations to manage their social and environmental management practices. For more information on the IFC Performance Standards see: http://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/c8f524004a73daeca09afdf998895a12/IFC_Performance_Standards.pdf?MOD=AJPERES
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http://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/c8f524004a73daeca09afdf998895a12/IFC_Performance_Standards.pdf?MOD=AJPERES

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