Green loan

Sainsbury’s has agreed a £200 million corporate ‘green’ loan to invest in on-going carbon reduction and sustainability projects. Whilst Green Bonds are now increasingly issued by institutions to support environmental and sustainable initiatives, this is the first time that a commercial loan has been structured to do the same.

Green Loan Framework

  • Innovative Green Loan aligned with the Green Bond Principles
  • Strong alignment of Sainsbury’s environmental commitments and performance with the Green Loan objectives
  • Robust internal management and external reporting of the project allocation
  • 3rd party verification and public disclosure of project impacts