The Environmental and Social Management System of Gulpur Hydropower project has been designed in compliance with the requirements of project lenders including IFC and ADB. The requirements of applicable performance standards of IFC and safeguard policy statement, 2009 of ADB are the key documents that govern the overall framework. Additionally the other documents of IFC and ADB have also been used in shaping up and improving the system.

The construction of Gulpur project is carried out in accordance with the ESMS implementation handbook (Construction) of IFC which is based on the most common method Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle (PDCA). The system is based on following elements as indicated below.