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Climate change and environmental issues

As a major financial institution, our greatest - albeit indirect - impact is in the decisions we take on where we lend or invest money. This is a responsibility we take very seriously and have a number of frameworks, policies and positions to guide our approach to lending and investing.

Specific policies and positions

The following position statements set out our approach to assessing the environmental, social and governance dimensions of our financing and lending activities.  These are supported by policies in Westpac's business and institutional credit manuals:

Climate Change Position Statement and 2020 Action Plan (PDF 888KB)

Environmental policy (PDF 73KB)

Paper purchasing policy (PDF 77KB)

Current topics of interest to stakeholders

Global commitments and partnerships to drive action