Normes environnementales et sociales

FAO's environmental and social standards

FAO's Environmental and Social Standards (ESS) underpin the organization’s commitment to mainstream social and environmental sustainability in programmes and projects, making sure that they align with FAO's principles and strategic objectives and contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. 

The objectives of the standards are to: 

  • Strengthen the social and environmental outcomes of programmes and projects.
  • Avoid adverse impacts to people and the environment.
  • Minimize, mitigate, and manage adverse impacts where avoidance is not possible.
  • Strengthen FAO and partner capacities for managing social and environmental risks.
  • Ensure full and effective stakeholder engagement, including through a mechanism to respond to complaints from project-affected people. 

Through application of the ESS, FAO enhances the consistency, transparency and accountability of its decision-making and actions, improves performance, and strengthens achievement of positive outcomes when implementing its core mandate of ending global hunger.