Our standards and policies

The greatest impact we have on the environment and society is through our financing activities.

 

Our standards and policies

To help our clients reach the highest environmental and social standards, we have developed policies and procedures that, together with the Equator Principles, form the bedrock of our sustainability risk management approach. 

Our Position Statements 

Our 20 Position Statements guide our approach to providing financial services to clients who operate in sensitive business sectors or face specific issues.

Our Position Statements were updated in 2013 to reflect update industry standards and will be implemented in varying phases to take into account our existing financial commitments.

Download our Position Statements:  

Agribusiness >

 

Biofuels >

Chemicals and Manufacturing >

 

Climate change >

Dams and Hydropower >

 

Fisheries >

Forestry >

 

Fossil-fuelled power generation >

Gambling >

 

Human rights > 

Infrastructure >

 

Mining and metals >

Nuclear power 

 

Oil and gas 

Palm Oil >

 

Renewable Energy >

Ship breaking

 

Tobacco

Transport

 

Water 

Our standards and policies

The following policies and codes of conduct shape our dealings with clients, customers and staff. 

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Anti-bribery and corruption policy 

 

Anti-money laundering policy 

Code of conduct

 

Equal opportunity, diversity &
dignity policy

Defence Goods policy summary

 

Health and safety policy

HIV and AIDs policy

 

Speaking up policy

Our supplier charter

 

 

     

     

     

     

     

     

What’s next?

Environmental and social risk

We manage the environmental, social & governance risks that come with our financing decisions.

How we finance

Engaging our stakeholders

They help us move our priorities forward and ensure our strategy is well aligned with our markets.

Who are our stakeholders?

Sharing our expertise

By joining industry leading associations, we can share our experience and learn from others.

About our memberships

Speaking Up

We are committed to our Code of conduct and encourage staff and any other person who has a genuine concern about misconduct to raise it through our Speaking up programme.

Sustainability Summary

Read our Sustainability Summary

We focus on contributing to sustainable economic and social development.

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