DBS Group Holdings Ltd (First Year Implementation)

Adoption Date: 18 Nov 2019
Country of Headquarters: Singapore
Region of Headquarters: Asia-Oceania
Current EPFI Reporting Year/Period: First Year Implementation
Institutional Reporting: Link to Report

 

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Further information on this EPFI may be obtained through the Institutional Reporting hyperlink.

Project Finance Advisory Services

Total number mandated in the reporting period: 6

Sector
Mining
Infrastructure 1
Oil & Gas
Power 4
Others 1
Sub-Total 6
Region
Americas
Europe, Middle East & Africa
Asia Pacific 6
Sub-Total 6

Project Finance Transactions

Total number that reached Financial Close in the reporting period: 8

Equator Principles Category A1 B2 C3
Sector
Mining
Infrastructure
Oil & Gas
Power 2 5 1
Others
Region
Americas
Europe, Middle East & Africa
Asia Pacific 2 5 1
Country Designation
Designated Country4 1 1
Non Designated Country 2 4
Independent Review
Yes 2 5 1
No
Totals 2 5 1
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 CIP Changfang Xidao Power Taiwan R.O.C 2020
2 Changhua Floating Solar PV Power Taiwan R.O.C 2020
3 Syuejia Solar Power Taiwan R.O.C 2020
4 Sembcorp Solar Power Singapore 2020
5 Columboola Solar Farm Power Australia 2020
6 JAWA 9 & 10 Coal-fired Steam Power Plant Power Indonesia 2020
7 Wandoan Battery (Vena Energy) Power Australia 2020
8 Vena Energy Shivalik Wind Power Limited Power India 2020

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

We have a policy titled “Equator Principles Implementation Guide for Project Finance and Related Business” that clearly outlines the scope and applicability of Equator Principles. When a Relationship Manager or the Project Finance team is evaluating a transaction, they will be required to evaluate if the transaction is subject to Equator Principles. For a transaction that falls within the scope of Equator Principles, the Relationship Manager or Project Finance team will be required to complete a checklist indicating how the underlying project is aligned with the Equator Principles. This checklist is reviewed by an independent Sustainability team for validation and verification prior to being submitted as part of the credit memo application.

The Sustainability team is also involved to provide agreement on the project categorisation as well as to review Environmental, Social Due Diligence report prepared by a third-party consultant. Where a Project does not require the appointment of an independent consultant, the Sustainability team will provide the necessary assistance to ensure that the Sponsor is clear of the requirement allowing the underlying project’s alignment with the Equator Principles.

The implementation of EP is also described in “Our Approach to Responisble Financing”, which can be accessed from here.