威海市商业银行关于采纳“赤道原则”的声明

发布时间:2021-12-17 08:36:32

威海市商业银行股份有限公司于20211217日起正式采纳赤道原则,获准加入赤道原则协会,成为山东省首家赤道银行赤道原则是一套旨在评估及管理项目融资中环境和社会风险的金融行业基准。采纳赤道原则,标志着威海市商业银行绿色金融建设实现了新的突破,展示了上市银行的责任担当。

威海市商业银行是中国金融改革的产物,成立于1997年。自成立以来,威海市商业银行牢记服务实体经济的初心和使命,坚持服务地方经济,服务小微企业,服务城乡居民的市场定位,秉承心相伴,悦成长的服务理念,坚持在改革中创新,在发展中超越,走出了一条独具特色的发展道路。现辖济南、天津、青岛等121家分支机构,在山东省地方法人银行中率先实现网点机构全省全覆盖。2016年在山东省金融机构中首家发起设立了金融租赁公司,综合化经营迈出实质性步伐。20201012日在香港交易所主板成功上市,开启了更加美好的发展未来。优质的服务和良好的业绩,赢得了社会各界的高度评价和广泛赞誉。威海市商业银行先后荣获中国最佳特色银行中国最佳零售银行山东省首批A级纳税金融单位等荣誉,连续年被评为中国金融机构金牌榜·金龙奖全国十佳城市商业银行,品牌美誉度和社会影响力不断提升。

采纳赤道原则是威海市商业银行整体绿色金融规划的一部分。威海市商业银行积极探讨研究赤道原则要求,梳理完善了行内政策制度、风险管控、业务流程、系统体系,健全了环境与社会风险管理组织架构,制定了适用赤道原则的项目融资管理办法,开发了赤道原则配套环境和社会风险管理系统,以国际化标准持续完善环境和社会风险管理。

威海市商业银行将以创建赤道银行为契机,立足新发展阶段、贯彻新发展理念、融入新发展格局,持续创新绿色金融模式,不断加大绿色信贷供给,严格履行环境与社会风险管理责任,精准服务实体经济,不断提高客户的满意度,不断提高社会的贡献度,不断提高自身的核心竞争力,持续打造有信仰、有责任、有价值的优秀上市银行,为实现碳达峰、碳中和目标贡献金融力量。

“赤道原则”协会官方网站:https://www.equator-principles.com

 

Weihai City Commercial Bank

Statement on the Adoption of the Equator Principles

 

On 17th December, 2021, Weihai City Commercial Bank Co., Ltd. officially adoptes the Equator Principles. It has been approved to join the Equator Principles Association recently, becoming the first Equator bank in Shandong Province. The Equator Principles is a risk management framework, adopted by financial institutions, for determining, assessing and managing environmental and social risk in projects and is primarily intended to provide a minimum standard for due diligence and monitoring to support responsible risk decision-making. The adoption of the Equator Principles signifies that Weihai City Commercial Bank has achieved a new breakthrough in the development of green finance and taken up responsibility as a listed bank.

Weihai City Commercial Bank is the product of financial reform in the PRC, which was established in 1997. Since its establishment, the Bank has always kept in mind its original intention and mission of serving the real economy, adhered to the market positioning of “serving the local economy, serving small and micro enterprises, and serving urban and rural residents”, adhered to the service concept of “mutual support and delightful growth”, insisted on innovation in reform, and surpassed in development, thus moving out a unique development path. It currently has 121 branches and sub-branches in Jinan, Tianjin, Qingdao, etc., and is the first local legal person bank in Shandong Province to achieve “full coverage of the province”. In 2016, the Bank was the first financial institution in Shandong Province to initiate the establishment of a financial leasing company, marking a substantial step in its integrated operation. On 12th October, 2020, the Bank was successfully listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, opening a better development future. Quality services and good performance have been highly recognized and well received by all sectors of society. The Bank was successively awarded the “Best Special Bank in China”, “Best Retail Bank in China”, “First Batch of A-Grade Taxpaying Financial Institutions in Shandong Province”, and was awarded the “Top 10 City Commercial Banks in China” in the Golden Medal List of Chinese Financial Institutions • Golden Dragon Award for six consecutive years. The brand reputation and social influence were significantly improved.

Adopting the Equator Principles is part of the overarching green finance development plan of Weihai City Commercial Bank. The Bank actively explored and studied the requirements of the Equator Principles, and has organized and improved its internal policies, risk management, business processes and systems framework; strengthened organizational structure for environmental and social risk management; formulated project finance management approach aligned with the Equator Principles; and developed environmental and social risk management system supporting the Equator Principles, in order to continuously enhance the environmental and social risk management with international standards.

Weihai City Commercial Bank will take the opportunity of being established as a Equator bank to enter a new development stage, implement the new development concept, integrate into the new development landscape, continuously innovate the green finance model, continuously increase green credit allocation, strictly fulfill the responsibility in environmental and social risk management, intently serve the real economy, continuously improve customer satisfaction, continuously improve contribution to society, continuously improve core competitiveness of the Bank, and continuously establish the Bank as a listed bank with purpose, responsibility and value, in order to contribute financial strength in achieving the goal of carbon peak and carbon neutrality.

The Equator Principles website:https://www.equator-principles.com

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