At Export Finance Australia we are committed to supporting the growth of Australian businesses internationally - in a way that is ethically, environmentally and socially responsible. We are committed to our stakeholders: our clients, employees, the Australian Government as our shareholder and the wider community. We take our responsibilities to these stakeholders seriously. Our corporate responsibility strategy outlines the ways in which we fulfill these responsibilities.
The key components of our corporate responsibility strategy are:
- environmental and social responsibility – we practice responsible lending in the transactions we support
- minimising the environmental footprint of our operations
- stakeholder engagement – we interact with our stakeholders in all that we do
- business ethics – we conduct our operations fairly, transparently and with integrity.
As a Commonwealth government agency, Export Finance Australia is part of a whole of government approach to implement a child safe framework to protect children and young people from abuse.
Export Finance Australia considers the risk of child exploitation and abuse, including through child slave labour, in the transactions it supports through a number of measures including:
- applying the IFC Performance Standards to relevant transactions which includes requirements for protection of vulnerable workers including children (Performance Standard 2),
- using a screen for small value transactions to identify those requiring more detailed review, and
- including requirements concerning child labour in a transaction’s legal documentation.