African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS)
To achieve the vision, mission and objectives of AFAP as well as de-risk its operations and those of the large fertilizer suppliers and SMEs it supports, AFAP has developed an Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS) to help manage Environmental and Social (E&S) impacts of these interventions efficiently and effectively and also to ensure improved E&S stewardship of all financed activities.
The preparation of this ESMS is to assist AFAP in meeting the internationally accepted environmental and social management requirements of working with and supporting SME agro-dealers and other players in the fertilizer value chain in the countries where it operates.
The ESMS outlines the requirements and obligations of AFAP as they relate to E&S performance. The ESMS will be used to identify the E&S risks of potential investments and to manage, monitor and report on the E&S risks of ongoing operations. The ESMS will assist AFAP to analyse, control and reduce the negative environmental and social impacts and improve on the positive benefits that are realised from its financed operations.