E.Sun Bank Adopt the Equator Principles

Taipei, 28 December 2015

In an effort to protect the environment for the next generation, E.Sun Bank adopted the Equator Principles (EP) today (28 December 2015), becoming the 82nd Equator Principles Financial Institution (EPFI) in the world, and will leverage its expertise and influence to protect its beautiful homeland.

As an EPFI, E.Sun Bank will enhance its environmental and social assessment processes for  project finance loan  evaluation, to ensure the approved loan project will not have significant potential risk or negative impact on the environment and society” said Joseph Huang, President of E.Sun Bank.

E.Sun has taken various initiatives in CSR, such as incorporating the ideas of EP into its lending policy and introducing terms to support its business values on CSR in 2014.

The Bank’s assets and resources mainly derive and accumulate from public sources, therefore, in addition to generating revenue from its core business, it should fulfill its corporate social responsibilities. By adopting the EP and through collaboration with clients in project finance, E.Sun will seek to balance business development and social and environmental sustainability.

In 2015, E.Sun Bank received numerous domestic and international awards and recognition, including  being listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, the first ever financials in Taiwan; Digital Champion in Asiapac award by Gartner, and Best Domestic Bank Award by Asiamoney and The Asset.

E.Sun will continue to work with clients and partners to make the world better in the future.

Equator Principles

The EP is a risk management framework, adopted voluntarily by financial institutions, for determining, assessing and managing environmental and social risk in projects. It was launched in 2003 and currently there are 82 Equator Principles Financial Institutions (including E.Sun Bank).

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玉山銀行簽署「赤道原則」 邁向永續經營

為了讓我們的生存環境更美好,讓下一代持續享有青山綠水的大自然,玉山銀行於今(28)日正式簽署「赤道原則」(Equator PrinciplesEP),成為全球簽署赤道原則82家金融機構的一員,以金融業的專業及影響力,共同呵護我們美麗的家園。

玉山銀行黃男州總經理表示,2014年玉山已將赤道原則的精神納入授信政策,以及明訂相關條款支持重視社會責任的企業。本次成為赤道原則正式簽署成員後,對於大型專案融資放款計畫,正積極依據赤道原則精進環境面與社會面授信流程,確保放款資金不會對環境面與社會面帶來重大潛在風險或負面衝擊,且有助玉山與國際接軌,爭取更多國際案件。

銀行的資產與資源主要來自於社會大眾的信賴與支持,因此除了用心經營本業,擁有良好的經營效益外,也要善盡企業社會責任。透過簽署赤道原則,經由與顧客在專案融資放款的共同努力,玉山深信在促進經濟發展的同時,也可以用智慧、用策略、用方法同時兼顧社會與環境永續。

2015年玉山榮獲許多國內外大獎的肯定,成為台灣金融業首家入選DJSI「道瓊永續世界指數」成份股的企業,勇奪Gartner「亞太區最佳數位金融獎」,並分別榮獲AsiamoneyThe Asset「台灣最佳銀行」等。展望未來,玉山將繼續努力,與顧客及夥伴共同合作,一起讓我們的社會更溫暖、讓環境更美好。

赤道原則 (Equator Principles)

赤道原則是一套非強制參加的自願性準則,開始於2003年,為金融機構評估大型專案融資放款計畫而建置衡量的流程與制度,用以管理社會面及環境面的風險,目前全球共有82家金融機構(包含玉山銀行)加入簽署。