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China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) Sustainable Development Policy (2017)

Scope of Application

Guidelines for the staff of China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG).


Offers specific guidance to further sustainable development.

General Key Points

CTG should: 

  • Abide by host country laws and regulations, as well as Chinese and international guidelines. 
Key Points on Stakeholder Engagement

CTG should:

  • Communicate with civil society organizations (CSOs)/nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and local communities in project areas
  • Establish a grievance redress mechanism with local communities. 
  • Preserve cultural heritage
  • Respect Indigenous peoples' traditional rights and customs. 
  • Implement social action plans, including options for livelihoods
  • Assist the local government in resettlement. 
  • Improve local infrastructure. 
  • Support the local economy and the social development of local communities.
  • Ensure the occupational health and safety (OHS) of workers.
  • Establish recruitment and training mechanisms for local staff. 
Key Points on Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

CTG should: 

  • Identify and assess social and environmental impacts.
    • Develop environmental management plans for each project. 
  • Target environmental conservation and protection of biodiversity.
  • Respect legally designated protected areas by international agreements such as World Heritage areas and Ramsar sites. 
Applies to
China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG)
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