Environmental, industrial and social challenges
In 2010, Dexia moved its sustainable development policy in line with its new ambitions and its strategy. The Group’s aim is to provide responses to environmental, industrial and social challenges that offer a high level of added value to all stakeholders: clients, employees, shareholders and the society in which they operate. This approach is based on four pillars applied throughout the Group as a whole.
“Essence”, for what lies at the core
Dexia considers sustainable development as fundamental to its activities, and so is committed to integrating the underlying risks and opportunities into the pursuit of its business lines. True to the Equator Principles of which it is a signatory, Dexia undertakes in particular to finance projects that respect the environment and are socially responsible.
“Relevance” regarding energy efficiency
For Dexia, acting with relevance means carrying out actions of sustainable development in line with the reorganisation of its activities according to its principal commercial objectives. Aware of the importance of energy efficiency to its customers, Dexia has made that its priority area for action in 2011 and 2012.
“Communication”: a commitment to openness
Dexia is aware of the importance of communicating its commitments to sustainable development clearly and simply. Its aim is to establish a constructive dialogue with its customers, its employees, its shareholders and the society in which it operates and to develop with them a relationship of trust.
“Evaluation”: monitoring indicators
Aware of the need for progress to be ongoing, Dexia will, in 2011, establish indicators to monitor and guide its key actions in the field of sustainable development.