Putting ESG commitments into action

ESG metrics


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By the numbers

Measuring and monitoring our ESG performance is key to understanding how we’re progressing against our strategy and allowing us to evolve through data insights to make better decisions with greater impact. The metrics below show where we were at the end of 2021.


 

Environment

Today, we're one of the largest financiers of the cleantech sector in Canada and continue to pursue a path to net zero by 2050.

Graphic of wind turbine representing cleantech business facilitated by EDC

$6.3B 

Cleantech business facilitated

Graphic of a green globe and a person representing our cleantech customers

324

Cleantech customers

Picture of a hand holding a globe

$13.6B

Exposure in our six most high-emitting sectors down from $22.4B in 2018

Graphic of globe and a green dollar symbol representing $84.9M in climate financing to developing countries

$84.9M 

Climate finance provided in developing countries

Graphic of dollar sign and coins representing proceeds raised from EDC green bonds

$2B+

Proceeds raised from our green bonds since 2014

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3,793 tCO2e

Operational GHG emissions, down from 7,617 tCO2e in 2020


 

Social

We’re taking deliberate action in our workplace, communities and customer relationships to help build a more equitable and inclusive society.  

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266 

Transactions underwent human rights screenings

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$5.2B

Women-owned and -led business facilitated to date

Graphic of group of people with person in center of group representing Indigenous-owned and -led business facilitated by EDC

$383M

Indigenous-owned and -led business facilitated to date

Graphic of ticked check boxes representing EDC employees who identify as visible minorities

34% 

EDC employees identify as visible minorities

Graphic of woman and a gear for operations representing leadership roles held by women at EDC

56%

Of leadership roles were held by women

Graphic of laptop and dollar symbol representing purchase orders with diverse suppliers

$2.36M

In active purchase orders with diverse suppliers


 

Governance

Responsible business conduct is an integral part of our culture, reputation and ability to deliver value for Canadians.

Graphic of person presenting with a leaf on screen representing sustainable and responsible business onboarding

100% 

Of new employees and board members received sustainable and responsible business onboarding

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16

Board and committee hours dedicated to ESG discussion

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50%

Of our Board of Directors are women

Graphic of a person holding a flag representing awareness-raising measures to deter bribery

39 

Awareness-raising measures were implemented to deter bribery

Graphic of group of people representing employees who have received financial crimes training

99%

Of relevant employees received financial crimes training

Graphic of a hand holding a badge with a checkmark representing completion of code of conduct training

100%

Of employees completed EDC’s Code of Conduct


 


 

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For more details on our results and plans, read our 2021 Integrated Annual Report


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