WWF Statement of Independence and Environmental and Social Safeguards

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Members of the La Chorrera Indigenous community and WWF-Colombia assess ecosystem services in the Predio Putumayo Indigenous Reserve.

Operational and Programmatic Independence: WWF does not operate as an agent or representative for any other party or entity, including those who financially support WWF’s work. WWF does not accept funding or other support from any source that could compromise its independence. All of WWF’s actions, undertakings, and positions are determined by WWF alone.

Environmental and Social Safeguards: Operational and Programmatic Independence: WWF does not operate as an agent or representative for any other party or entity, including those who financially support WWF’s work. WWF does not accept funding or other support from any source that could compromise its independence. All of WWF’s actions, undertakings, and positions are determined by WWF alone. Safeguards: “WWF seeks to advance our mission - a world in which both people and nature thrive - on the fundamental principle that positive outcomes for both people and nature depend on firmly anchoring and integrating human rights into conservation practices. As such, WWF has adopted an Environmental and Social Safeguards Framework (ESSF) and Statements of Principles to identify and address human rights risks, including grievance mechanisms through which stakeholders can raise concerns and seek resolution. WWF’s ESSF and Statements of Principles represent an integral part of our operations, and our work under this proposal will be guided by them. These documents are found here: https://wwf.panda.org/principles_and_safeguards/. The grantor understands that WWF has adopted systems to enable the implementation of its ESSF and Statements of Principles, including contractual requirements for sub-recipients, and that the activities supported by this proposal will be guided by them. As such, WWF may modify, suspend and/or ultimately terminate any of its activities or sub-agreements that, in its sole judgment, are not being implemented in accordance with WWF’s ESSF and/or Statements of Principles.

To learn more please visit: WWF's Environmental and Social Safeguards Framework | Pages | WWF (worldwildlife.org)