We will integrate environmental and social considerations into decision-making processes relating to our business activities to avoid, minimise or offset any negative impacts.
We will avoid, minimise or offset the negative impacts of our business operations on the environment and local communities in which we operate and, where possible, promote positive impacts.
We will respect relevant human rights principles (as contained in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labour Organisation) in all our business operations and business activities.
We will promote financial inclusion, seeking to provide financial services to individuals and communities that traditionally have had limited or no access to the formal financial sector.
We will implement robust and transparent E & S governance practices in our respective institutions and assess the E & S governance practices of our clientele.
We shall not finance or oblige towards activities that are unethical, unlawful, racially biased and/or criminal.
We will promote projects and other activities that contribute to a greener, cleaner economy in Sri Lanka
We will develop individual institutional and sector capacities necessary to identify, assess and manage environmental and social risks, along with opportunities associated with our business activities and business operations.
We will collaborate across the sector and leverage international partnerships to accelerate our collective progress and move the sector as one, ensuring our approach is consistent with international standards and Sri Lankan development needs.
We will promote transparency and accountability by regularly reviewing and reporting on our progress in meeting these principles at the individual institution and sector level.
We will not compete with other banks on E & S issues i.e. undermine our competitor(s) on E & S requirements towards the credit taker.