Commitment to doing business the right way
Standard Bank is committed to doing the right business the right way. We support responsible investment through assessing and managing our environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks. In this regard, we have developed a comprehensive environmental and social (E&S) Policy and framework, which ensure that we proactively identify, manage, monitor and embed E&S risk management into our lending processes.
We apply national laws and standards and our exceptions list when assessing all transactions. In addition, for large infrastructure transactions, we apply Industry Guidelines and the Equator Principles. The Equator Principles are a set of voluntary standards designed to help banks identify and manage social and environmental risks associated with their direct funding. Standard Bank applies the Equator Principles to all projects that it advises and finances.