Manual or Guideline

Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines for Wind Energy

August 6, 2015

36 pages | © August 2015 World Bank Group | Complimentary

p_cover_EHS-WindEnergy-2015The Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Guidelines are technical reference documents with general and industry-specific examples of Good International Industry Practice (GIIP), as defined in IFC's Performance Standard 3: Resource Efficiency and Pollution Prevention. IFC uses the EHS Guidelines as a technical source of information during project appraisal activities, as described in IFC's Environmental and Social Review Procedures Manual.

The EHS Guidelines for wind energy include information relevant to environmental, health, and safety aspects of onshore and offshore wind energy facilities. It should be applied to wind energy facilities from the earliest feasibility assessments, as well as from the time of the environmental impact assessment, and continue to be applied throughout the construction and operational phases. Annex A contains a full description of industry activities for this sector. A complete list of industry-sector guidelines can be found at

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36 pages | © August 2015 World Bank Group | Complimentary