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International principles and standards

Below you find a short introduction to the main international principles and standards on CSR which guide EKF’s efforts.

IFC Performance Standards and Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines

EKF assesses its business transactions against the IFC Performance Standards and appertaining general and sector specific environmental, health and safety guidelines.

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OECD Common Approaches

OECD Common Approaches provide common principles and standards relating to the review of environmental and social sustainability for export credit agencies.

Read the Recommendation

OECD Guidelines for Multinational Entreprises

OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises state principles and standards for responsible business conduct.

Read more about the MNE guidelines

UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights

The UN guiding principles define what states and companies should do in order to avoid and handle their negative impact on human rights.

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Equator Principles 

The Equator Principles define how financial institutions should evaluate environmental and social sustainability before deciding to participate in the financing of a transaction. EKF adopted the Equator Principles in 2004.

Read more about the Equator Principles

See EKF's Equator Principle transactions in the latest year

Read more about the Equator Principles

See EKF's Equator Principles transactions in the latest year

UN Global Compact

The UN Global Compact is the world’s largest initiative for corporate social responsibility. It is an international initiative launched by the UN for the purpose of involving private companies in tackling some of the world's major social and environmental challenges. EKF signed up to the UN Global Compact in 2008.

Read more about the UN Global Compact