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About Standard Bank
Standard Bank is a South African-based financial services group with a global presence focused on emerging markets. It operates in 30 countries around the world, including 17 in Africa. The bank was formed in 1962 as a South African subsidiary of the British overseas bank Standard Bank, under the name Standard Bank of South Africa. Standard Bank Group is the largest African bank by assets and earnings.
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Principles must bring commitments
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Voluntary initiativesStandard Bank has committed itself to the following voluntary standards:
Standard Bank's webpage on corporate social responsibility can be accessed here.
Standard 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. Standard Bank adopted the Equator Principles in 2009.
Reporting on the Equator Principles
Standard Bank must report annually on its implementation of the Equator Principles. All information is supposed to be found here.
Standard Bank is involved in financing the following Equator Principles projects that BankTrack considers controversial.
Implementation and reporting
Standard Bank is reporting on the implementation here.