IUCN programme managers attended the IUCN ESMS expert team training workshop in Bangkok to learn more about the environmental and social management system put in place as an intrinsic part of IUCNs project cycle. It provides organizational measures and tools to systematically screen projects on potential negative environmental or social impacts and much more.
As a global organization, IUCN is committed to excellence, transparency and accountability in delivering our work, responding to the needs of our constituency, caring for our staff and in conducting business with our stakeholders and suppliers.
The new project management systems adopted by IUCN are designed to ensure that IUCN (and institutions executing IUCN projects) will develop projects according to proper procedures and standards, will manage environmental and social impacts of projects in a rigorous manner, and will follow guidelines designed to promote performance (accountability, transparency) and improved outcomes.
The project management system includes the Project Guidelines & Standards (PG&S) and the Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS). The key documents for the ESMS are: the Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF), the overarching governance and policy framework; four Environmental and Social (E&S) Standards and two E&S Guidelines; and the ESMS Manual describing ESMS procedures, tools and responsibilities.
These systems will provide operational measures and tools to systematically screen projects on potential negative environmental or social impact; identify appropriate measures to avoid and minimize these impacts; and to optimize positive impacts. It also ensures that the implementation of mitigations measures and their effectiveness are monitored and that any other impact arising during execution of the project are addressed.
To know more; check the Project management tools found on our website.