Social and environmental responsibility benefits exports
Business partners, consumers, politicians and organisations worldwide have come to expect social and environmental sustainability to be integral to a company's considerations alongside the purely commercial aspects. A responsible approach to environmental and social factors will thus often serve to enhance a company's reputation and pave the way for new business deals.
As a state agency, EKF is invested with a special responsibility. If your business is found to be irresponsible in any way, both your company and EKF will be held accountable. This is why an evaluation of your project's sustainability is a given in EKF's credit assessment procedure.
EKF's evaluation of a project's sustainability adheres to a number of international agreements and principles. In issuing our approval, EKF endorses your export transaction from a social, environmental and commercial perspective.
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EKF publishes an annual CSR report. The report describes our internal and external activities in the area of CSR.
EKF's CSR policy is integral to our business strategy. The policy is based on international agreements with the OECD and the UN, as well as on the UN Global Compact and the Equator Principles.
Environmental and social sustainability policy
Assessment of environmental and social sustainability is an integral part of EKF's risk assessment and covers environmental risks and risks related to human rights.
EKF readily discloses information about its own business activities and finances to interested parties, while respecting the need for company confidentiality. Learn how we do this here.
Business and ethics
EKF has formulated a Code of Conduct to set out our policies on business ethics.
Current category A-projects
Here is a short description of current category A-projects in EKF. Category A projects comprise projects with significant adverse environmental impacts.