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Social and Environmental Standards

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Social & Environmental Standards

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Social and Environmental Standards procedures

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Mamadou Ndaw,David Maier,Teuku Rahmatsyah
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June 30, 2022 - A minor update to the Social and Environmental Risk Screening Template Question 6.3 has been implemented, modifying the presumption of risk significance. The change guides the screener to assume that affirmative answers to the question should rate the project at least as Moderate risk instead of Substantial, as was previously the case. This modification is based on lessons learned and aimed at streamlining the environmental and social assessment process.

June 28, 2022 - The project risk register template has been updated in Steps 1 and 2 of the procedures to align with the updated Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) policy which has been harmonized with the Social and Environmental Standards (SES) policy. The risk sub-categories in the Quantum + corporate planning system (capturing programme level risks) and in the Atlas project risk registers are now fully aligned with the project-level social and environmental standards. The offline project risk register template (Annex 2) is aligned with the risk entry system in the Quantum + corporate planning system and with the risk appetite to risk significance in the risk matrix (Annex 3).

December 2020 - The Social and Environmental Standards policy and procedures have been updated to reflect the revised policy and procedures, which come into effect on 1 January 2021. The updated Social and Environmental Standards Toolkit was also updated to reflect changes from the revised policy and procedures, which come into effect on 1 January 2021.