Our financing and investment policies as well as our broader business ambitions are structured around strongly embedded social, ethical and environmental criteria. An extensive ESR policy framework is there to guide our decisions for client engagement and assessing finance proposals. An overview of our ESR policies is available for download. Other sustainability policies can be downloaded here.
ING’s dedicated ESR department advises on potential environmental and social sensitivities at both the client and transaction level. Every client of ING is assessed against the requirements of the ESR Policy framework to ensure compliance before we do business. This is followed by continuous monitoring and evaluation once the business engagement is clinched. The process and governance model is explained in the image on the right.
Applying Equator Principles (EP)
ING is a strong advocate and user of the Equator Principles that guide banks in their project financing. Application of these principles requires extensive research on environmental and social risks. All projects seeking finance are assessed and the clients are made aware of potential environmental and social risks and mitigation opportunities. Only when we are convinced of the client's commitment to a requisite environmental and social standard do we commence business.
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