Credit Suisse Group (2019)

Adoption Date: 04 Jun 2003
Country of Headquarters: Switzerland
Region of Headquarters: Europe
Current EPFI Reporting Year/Period: 2019
Institutional Reporting: Link to Report

 

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Project Finance Advisory Services

Total number mandated in the reporting period: 0

Project Finance Transactions

Total number that reached Financial Close in the reporting period: 3

Equator Principles Category A1 B2 C3
Sector
Mining
Infrastructure
Oil & Gas 3
Power
Others
Region
Americas
Europe, Middle East & Africa 2
Asia Pacific 1
Country Designation
Designated Country4
Non Designated Country 3
Independent Review
Yes 3
No
Totals 3
1

Category A – Projects with potential significant adverse environmental and social risks and/or impacts that are diverse, irreversible or unprecedented.

2

Category B – Projects with potential limited adverse environmental and social risks and/or impacts that are few in number, generally site-specific, largely reversible and readily addressed through mitigation measures.

3

Category C – Projects with minimal or no adverse environmental and social risks and/or impacts.

4

Designated Countries are those countries deemed to have robust environmental and social governance, legislation systems and institutional capacity designed to protect their people and the natural environment. See list of Designated Countries.

Project-related Refinance & Project-related Acquisition For Project Finance

This information is required under EP4. EP4 applies for those transactions mandated after 1 October 2020 and that have reached Financial Close by the end of the period being reported.

Project Name Reporting For Project Finance (And Project-related Refinance & Project-related Acquisition Finance For Project Finance)

No. Project Name Sector Country(s) Year of Financial Close
1 Sitra refinery expansion Oil & Gas Bahrain 2019
2 Duqm Refinery Oil & Gas Oman 2019
3 Uzbekistan GTL Oil & Gas Uzbekistan 2019

Project-Related Corporate Loans

Total number that reached Financial Close in the reporting period: 0

Project-related Refinance & Project-related Acquisition For Project-related Corporate Loans

This information is required under EP4. EP4 applies for those transactions mandated after 1 October 2020 and that have reached Financial Close by the end of the period being reported.

Implementation of the Equator Principles

The Sustainability Affairs team at Credit Suisse, comprising dedicated specialists, provides global coverage to the business on Equator Principles transactions, as well as other transactions that entail potential sustainability risks. Sustainability Affairs is responsible for training and advising the business on the appropriate application of the Equator Principles and wider sustainability risk management procedures and policies, ensuring that the appropriate actions are undertaken, and broadly ensuring that the bank meets its commitments under the Equator Principles.

Our sector policies and guidelines require the submission of Equator Principle transactions to Sustainability Affairs for review. These policies and guidelines also require that, where there are significant environmental and social issues associated with a transaction, the business escalates the prospective transaction to our Reputational Risk Review Process, for consideration by members of senior management. Senior management also holds the business accountable for implementation of our sector policies and guidelines.

In 2019, around 540 Credit Suisse employees received training on sustainability risk management which includes training on the Equator Principles where relevant.

Further information on Credit Suisse Groups’ implementation can be found here.