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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.

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Note on Human Rights and Social Risks and Impacts

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Environmental, Social and Human Rights flowchart

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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 Environmental, Social and Human Rights (ESHR) risks and impacts of projects we are asked to support overseas.

The Policy and Practice on ESHR Due Diligence and Monitoring 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
  • monitoring alignment of projects with relevant ESHR standards over the life of UKEF support

The note on Human Rights and Social Risks and Impacts describes UKEF’s approach to identifying and managing social and human rights risks and impacts of projects we are asked to support overseas.

The ESHR flowchart is a graphic representation of the process to consider environmental, health, safety, social and human rights impacts in respect of projects for which UKEF support is sought.

Published 31 March 2016