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Debt investors
Severn Trent’s funding strategy is to access a broad range of sources of finance to obtain both the quantum required and the lowest cost compatible whilst also spreading the maturity of funding.

Sustainable Finance Framework

We have developed a Sustainable Finance Framework to enable Severn Trent Plc and its subsidiaries to undertake future debt issues in a sustainable format.

This Framework is based on existing international standards:

  • The Green Bond Principles (“GBP”), Social Bond Principles (“SBP”) and Sustainability Bond Guidelines (“SBG”) as published by the International Capital Market Association (“ICMA”) in June 2018
  • The Green Loan Principles (“GLP”) and Sustainability Linked Loan Principles (“SLLP”) as published by the Loan Market Association (“LMA”) in March 2018 and March 2019

In line with these Principles, the Framework is presented through five key pillars:

  1. Use of Proceeds 
  2. Process for Project Evaluation and Selection
  3. Management of Proceeds
  4. Reporting 
  5. External review

DNV-GL has acted as our Second Party Opinion provider.