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As a development organization, environmental and social sustainability are at the core of our mission and our operations.


Welcome to the World Bank's Corporate Responsibility Program website. This website brings together topics covered under a formal "sustainability report," to give readers an understanding of how the World Bank operates as a responsible institution.

The Environmental Responsibility section highlights initiatives underway to measure and reduce our corporate environmental impact, including greenhouse gas emissions associated with our day-to-day internal operations, and our upstream and downstream impacts. This is where you will also find our corporate carbon inventory and Inventory Management Plan (IMP) – the document that outlines the process we follow to create the inventory. Social Responsibility entails ensuring fair staff benefits, staff safety and partnerships in our local communities.

While we have in the past published stand-alone Sustainability Reports, we are now providing a library of information about sustainability within the World Bank, with links to further and more current information. A comprehensive Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) index, with responses to specific indicators, is updated annually.

The GRI index, in addition to our previous reports (2004, 2005-6), are available under theGRI Index tab.

Requests for additional information or questions should be addressed to

Last updated: 2009-10-27