The purpose of the sector policies is to lay out our principles and rules for interventions with regard to financing and investments in business sectors with a potentially significant environmental or social impact.
These policies are drawn up within the framework of Crédit Agricole S.A.'s corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy.
Several sector policies have been published since 2010:
- coal-fired power stations;
- oil and gas;
- nuclear power;
- shale gas;
- mining and metals;
- transport (sea, land and air);
- transport infrastructures;
- real estate;
- and palm oil.
For each sector, the Group identified the best practices recognised by the leading professional organisations and international bodies, as well as the strategies of our corporate customers and partners. It then defined analysis and exclusion criteria based on these.
Find out about the issues and management of Crédit Agricole's sector policies in an interview with Stanislas Pottier, Director - Sustainable Development at Crédit Agricole S.A., and Eric Cochard, Head of Sustainable Development at Crédit Agricole CIB.
In the coming weeks, each sector policy will be featured in an Insight article and a video.
(The English version of the video will be available very soon)