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The Equator Principles are a set of voluntary guidelines for managing social and environmental issues relating to financing for development projects. They apply to all industries including mining, oil, gas and forestry.
We only provide loans to projects that adhere to these principles. They must be socially responsible and demonstrate sound environmental management.
FTSE4Good is the Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) index. It recognises companies that uphold human rights, work towards environmental sustainability and develop positive relationships with stakeholders. We are a constituent of FTSE4Good.
Global Reporting Initiative
The Global Reporting Initiative produces a global reporting framework for sustainability. Its core goals are to encourage disclosure on environmental, social and governance performance. All types of business, institutions, and organisations take part.
Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes are the first global indexes tracking the financial performance of leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. They provide asset managers with benchmarks to manage sustainability portfolios.
We were included in the index in 2013 where we were noted for our strong performance in stakeholder engagement, brand management, customer relationship management, environmental business risks and financial inclusion.
International Labour Organisation
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) is a United Nations agency which promotes human and labour rights. There are eight ILO conventions that have been identified as fundamental to individuals at work, irrespective of levels of development of individual member states.
We fully support the fundamental ILO conventions. However, we're mindful of labour laws within the countries in which we operate and of the fact that some countries have not ratified all of these conventions.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
The OECD promotes policies to improve economic and social well-being for people around the world. It provides a forum for governments to work together and find solutions to common economic, social and environmental problems. It also sets international standards, measures productivity and global trade and investment flows and predicts future trends.
Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia (Asria)
Asria is a not-for-profit, membership association dedicated to promoting sustainable and responsible investment in Asia.
Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
We are a founding member of the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GBC).
The GBC is the pre-eminent organisation leading businesses in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Our Living with HIV campaign won the GBC 2003 Award for Business Excellence in the Workplace.
UN Global Compact
The United Nations Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
UNEP Finance Initiative
We're a signatory to the United Nations Environmental Programme Statement on the Environment and Sustainable Development.
UNEP FI is a global partnership between UNEP and the financial sector. Over 190 institutions, including banks, insurers and fund managers, work with UNEP to understand the impacts of environmental and social considerations on financial performance.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
We recognise that we have direct responsibility for the impact of our activities on our employees, suppliers, customers and the communities in which we operate.
We work to protect human rights in our own operations through our internal policies and procedures. Our policies also ensure that human rights are taken into account in procurement and lending decisions.
World Economic Forum
We joined the World Economic Forum's Global Health Initiative (GHI) to help improve the quality of life of our staff, customers and the communities in which we operate. The GHI backs our belief that by working together we can make a difference.
Clinton Global Initiative
The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) works to inspire, connect, and empower global leaders to find solutions to the world's most pressing challenges.
The CGI helps members maximise their efforts to alleviate poverty, create a cleaner environment, and increase access to health care and education. Members include organisations from the private and public sectors.
LBG is the internationally recognised standard for measuring corporate community investment.
More than 300 companies around the world use the LBG framework to measure, manage and report the value and achievements of the contributions they make.
Global Banking Alliance for Young Women
The Global Banking Alliance for Young Women is the leading organisation of financial institutions driving women's wealth creation worldwide.
Members build programs to provide women's business enterprises globally with vital access to capital, markets, education and training. Our network enables members to significantly enhance their services to women's enterprises.
The Climate Group
The Climate Group is an international not-for-profit organisation which works with government and business leaders to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The Climate Group has operations in Australia, China, Europe, India and North America.
Carbon Disclosure Project
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is an independent not-for-profit organisation which holds the largest database of corporate climate change information in the world.
Thousands of organisations from the world's major economies measure and disclose their greenhouse gas emissions, water use and climate change strategies through CDP. This information is put at the heart of financial and policy decision-making. In 2012, we received a score in the top 10 per cent of FTSE 350 companies.