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We act sustainably

As a leading project and export finance institution and a 100 per cent subsidiary of the promotional bank KfW, we are aware of our special social responsibility from which we draw consequences for sustainable action. We are one of the leading financiers of renewable energies in the world. But sustainability means much more to us than just environmental protection. Our goal is to manage resources in a way that preserves the bases of life and ensures quality of life for future generations.


Commercial bank with promotional goals

We also finance demanding infrastructure projects and investments in new technologies - making sure that all projects are implemented in a socially and environmentally sustainable way. We are a commercial bank with promotional objectives, and this sets us apart from others. We are also pioneers in sustainability among German banks. Our in-house environmental management system is authoritative in defining the procedures for the implementation of our forward-looking strategy.

Key aspects of our sustainability strategy:

Environmental and social sustainability

We were one of the first German banks to adopt sustainability guidelines already in the year 2000. These ambitious guidelines apply to all financing products we offer.

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In-house environmental management and carbon neutrality

In Frankfurt we use an office building that sets the highest ecological standards worldwide. The residual emissions are offset with emission reduction certificates.

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Equator Principles

KfW IPEX-Bank is committed to a globally recognised code of enhanced social and environmental standards for project financings by banks.

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Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

Jointly with our parent company KfW, which is a supporting member of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), we ensure financial transparency in deals relating to natural resource extraction.

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Integrity/Compliance

KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH defines the term "compliance" as ensuring the fulfilment of the legal and regulatory obligations.

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