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UK Export Finance: Environmental, Social and Human Rights policy

UK Export Finance (UKEF) policy on due diligence and monitoring of environmental, social and human rights (ESHR) risks and impacts.


As an integral part of UKEF support to UK exporters and in line with our international commitments, we identify and where appropriate conduct due diligence of the ESHR risks and impacts of projects we are asked to support overseas.

This statement is intended to inform exporters, banks, project sponsors and other interested parties on our arrangements for:

  • identifying ESHR risks and impacts and carrying out due diligence to be satisfied that, as far as practically possible, we support projects which should be constructed and operated in line with relevant standards; and

  • monitoring alignment of projects with relevant ESHR standards over the life of UKEF support.