Environmental and social risk management
 
FirstRand embraces sustainable development practices in the financing process by integrating social and environmental risk management principles into its decision-making process.

 

Equator principles 

FirstRand's adoption of the Equator Principles demonstrates the group's long-term commitment to socially responsible investment. 
 

Reports

FirstRand recognises the importance of transparency with regard to the implementation of the Equator Principles (EPs) and has made a commitment to report at least annually about its EP implementation processes and experience, taking into account appropriate confidentiality considerations. It is up to each adopting financial institution to decide where to best report its EP performance and this year FirstRand currently reports as required in the group's environmental and social risk assessment report in the table below. In 2014 and 2015 this was covered as part of the risk and capital management report which formed part of the group's integrated annual report.

 
Click on the links below to download the current and previous years' reports in PDF format.

2016 FirstRand climate change and energy report

2016 environmental and social risk assessment report

2013 environmental and social risks in banking and equator principles report

2012 environmental and social risks in banking and equator principles report

Queries
For any environmental enquiries please contact environment@firstrand.co.za.