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About ASN Bank
ASN Bank, founded in 1960, is a Dutch sustainable bank, operating independently and is part of the Volksbank N.V. ASN Bank aims to be a leader in sustainable banking in the Netherlands. In its investment and lending decisions, the bank pays strong attention to issues around child labour, climate, human rights and genetic technology.
2594AG The Hague
Joyce van der Est en Arie Koornneef |
|Annual report||Annual Report 2017|
ASN bank is a subsidiary of De Volksbank N.V. (formerly SNS bank), which has been state-owned since its rescue in 2013.
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Voluntary initiativesASN Bank has committed itself to the following voluntary standards:
- Carbon Disclosure Project
- Climate Statement Dutch Banking Association (NVB)
- Code Banken (Dutch Banking Code)
- De Spitsbergen ambitie
- Equator Principles
- Global Reporting Initiative
- Natural Capital Declaration
- Paris Pledge on coal financing
- Principles for Responsible Investment
- UNEP Finance Initiative
- United Nations Global Compact
ASN Bank and the Equator Principles
The Equator Principles are a voluntary commitment of banks to try to avoid or minimise the social, environmental and human rights impact of projects they finance. For more information on the Equator Principles see their website here and the campaign page of BankTrack here.
The Equator Principles exist already since 2003. ASN Bank adopted the Equator Principles in 2009.
Reporting on the Equator Principles
ASN Bank must report annually on its implementation of the Equator Principles. All information is supposed to be found here.
Implementation and reporting
ASN Bank is reporting on the implementation here.