Original disclosure @ IFC website
Updated in EWS Oct 8, 2021
Disclosed by Bank Aug 20, 2021
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According to the bank's website, "the Upstream Project is a collaboration with Burapha Agro-Forestry Co., Ltd (Burapha or the Company) on a third-party Environmental and Social (E&S) Upstream Level Study (the “E&S Study”) to identify and assess E&S risks and impacts associated with the company operations when assessed against the IFC Performance Standards (IFC PSs), World Bank Group Environmental Health and Safety (WBG EHS) and other Good International Industry Practice (GIIP), suggesting methods to bridge identified gaps. The Project fits with IFC’s Country Strategy in Lao PDR to enhance the forestry sector’s long-term sustainability. It also fits with IFC’s Forestry and Wood Products (FWP) sector strategy".
The Project is part of a series of IFC’s “Upstream” efforts in collaboration with IBRD. The project is expected to enhance the forestry sector’s long-term sustainability and unlock key barriers to higher value wood processing in Lao PDR, which will catalyze forestry investment opportunities in the country.
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