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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.
9th Floor - 5 Simmonds St.
Sim Tshabalala |
Group CEO, Executive Director
Annual report 2020|
CSR report 2019
listed on JSE Limited
|Complaints and grievances||
Standard Bank does not operate a complaints channel for individuals and communities that may be adversely affected by its finance.
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Banks and human rights
Human Rights Benchmark November 2019
Standard Bank's human rights policies, processes and reporting were assessed as part of the BankTrack Human Rights Benchmark in November 2019. The bank is assessed as a Follower, with a total score of 4.5 out of 14.
Due dilligence: 1.5/5
Human Rights Benchmark Africa 2021
Standard Bank's human rights policies, processes and reporting were assessed as part of the Human Rights Benchmark Africa 2021. The bank is assessed as a Follower, with a total score of 4.5 out of 14.
Due dilligence: 1.5/5
Tracking the Equator Principles
EPFIs reporting status
EP reporting page: https://equator-principles.com/reporting-standard-bank-group-2019/
Project name reporting status of Equator Principles signatories for each financial institutions' most recent reporting period. Where there is no percentage presented the EPFI has not reported having financed any project transactions in that reporting period.
Activists protest outside Standard Bank over its financing of fossil fuel initiatives
Banks called upon to take action to protect biodiversity ahead of UN Biodiversity Conference in Kunming
One in three directors at Africa’s biggest bank have ties to the coal industry
S.Africa’s Standard Bank commits to publish fossil fuel lending reduction targets
Standard Bank delays response to shareholders on tabling advisory resolution on climate risk
African banks responsive on human rights but most lack basic policies, finds new benchmark
East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) will disenfranchise local communities in Uganda and Tanzania (By Charity Migwi, Edwin Mumbere and Evelyn Acham)
263 ONG appellent les banques à ne pas financer la construction de l’oléoduc ougando-tanzanien
Más de 260 ONG piden a bancos no financiar un polémico oleoducto de África
Standard Bank targeted in appeal to avoid financing oil pipeline in East Africa
In Brief: Nonprofits urge banks not to finance oil pipeline in East Africa
Organisations call on Standard Bank, others not to finance East African oil pipeline
South Africa's Standard Bank to assess 'way forward' on East Africa oil pipeline
Over 260 organisations call on banks not to finance Total’s East African Crude Oil Pipeline
Just Share's analysis of Standard Bank's new fossil fuels financing policy
Equator Banks fail communities on consultation and grievance mechanisms, new study finds
Crude Risk: Risks to banks and investors from the East African Crude Oil Pipeline
A call to action on the Principles for Responsible Banking: End climate-destructive financing now
Standard Bank comes clean about R180bn climate risk
Stop Standard Bank’s East African Crude Oil Pipeline Project
Equator Principles requirements missing for most projects, finds new BankTrack study
Thousands petition Standard Bank not to finance the controversial East African Crude Oil Pipeline
LETTER: Is talent pool for Standard Bank’s board too shallow not to have conflicted directors?
Why is Standard Bank embroiled in the financing of the potentially disastrous East Africa oil pipeline?
Standard Bank board: fossil fuel ties brought to light
CSOs react to African Development Bank’s statement rejecting claims of potential pipeline funding
Standard Bank says it is not legally obliged to have voting on proposed climate resolutions
Covid-19 showing importance of early action in tackling global threats, says NPO
Standard Bank’s coal policy fails to provide meaningful leadership on the climate crisis
Total abuses in Uganda: French High Court of Justice declares itself incompetent in favour of the Commercial Court
4 out of 5 banks failing on human rights, new BankTrack Human Rights Benchmark shows
Uganda and DRC CSOs communique on failures in EACOP ESIA public hearings
Total’s suspension of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline is a chance for Standard Bank and others to think again
Standard Bank shareholders defy board in vote for greener disclosure
International Call on Banks: Don’t finance the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline
Standard Bank shareholders to vote on climate change
Standard Bank tables first SA shareholder resolution on climate risk, but Board recommends shareholders vote against it
Every two weeks a bank, insurer or lender announces new coal restrictions
Principles must bring commitments
1,200 megawatt Vietnam coal plant gets funding, but Standard Chartered pulls out over climate policy conflict
Activists in Johannesburg Join a Global Call to Action: Standard Bank Give the Equator Principles Teeth!
While BankTrack criticizes Equator Principles, IFC celebrates Community of Learning
BankTrack to Equator Principles banks; ‘get the Outside Job done’
New rules for Equator Principles, but no new commitments from banks
BankTrack calls upon banks to Close the Gap on investment policies
Equator Principles: Action, not words needed
Civil society groups call for bold steps forward with Equator Principles
Critical climate votes 2021
Letter from Standard Bank to BankTrack on OPEN LETTER: URGENT CALL NOT TO FINANCE THE EAST AFRICA OIL PIPELINE
A Call to Action on the Principles for Responsible Banking: End Climate-Destructive Financing Now
Letter from 15 CSOs to Standard Bank shareholders on A call to vote against the election / re-election of climate-conflicted directors at Standard Bank
Letter from Standard Bank to BankTrack on Standard bank's role in arranging finance for the East African Crude Oil Pipeline
Letter from Inclusive Development International and BankTrack to Standard Bank, Stanbic Bank Uganda and SMBC on Standard bank's role in arranging finance for the East African Crude Oil Pipeline
Open Appeal to ANZ, Standard Bank and BNP Paribas: Stay away from the Toka Tindung gold mine on Sulawesi!
Voluntary initiativesStandard Bank has committed itself to the following voluntary standards:
Standard Bank's webpage on corporate social responsibility can be accessed here.
Implementation and reporting
Standard Bank is reporting on the implementation here.