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About UK Export Finance
UK Export Finance is the operating name of the Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD), the United Kingdom's export credit agency and a ministerial department of the UK government. The agency was established in 1919 to promote UK exports lost during the submarine blockade of World War I. UK Export Finance helps UK companies to access export finance. The agency derives its powers from the Export and Investment Guarantees Act 1991 and undertakes its activities in accordance with a specific consent from HM Treasury. UK Export Finance signed the Equator Principles in 2016.
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UK Export Finance is a ministerial department of the UK Government and as such publicly accountable.
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UK Export Finance operates a complaints procedure, which can be accessed here.
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Tracking the Equator Principles
EPFIs reporting status
EP reporting page: https://equator-principles.com/reporting-uk-export-finance-to-31-march-2020/
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.
Equator Banks involved in financing at least 200 fossil fuel projects since Paris
Cost of Hoima-Tanga pipeline hits $5b as risk averse banks walk away from project
UK Export Finance faces review over US$1bn support for Mozambique LNG project
UK support for Mozambique gas plant fuelling conflict – Friends of the Earth
Revealed: Government considering backing for oil pipeline project despite green pledges
Over the Past Year the UK Government Gave Over £1 Billion to Fossil Fuel Projects Overseas
Revealed: UK provides billions in credit to fossil fuel industry despite clean energy pledge
UK to give Petrobras GBP 330 million despite the company facing corruption charges
UK trade deal finances 'dirty energy' projects in Mexico, says Greenpeace
UK loaned GBP 1.7 billion to foreign fossil fuel projects despite pledge
Government USD 1 billion deal to controversial Petrobras deep-sea oil drilling
Environmental, Social and Human Rights policy
Policy and practice on Environmental, Social and Human Rights due diligence and monitoring
Voluntary standardsUK Export Finance has committed itself to the following voluntary standards:
UK Export Finance's webpage on corporate social responsibility can be accessed here.