The ZF Green Finance Framework summarizes the principles according to which ZF will use green financing instruments in the future. The framework was evaluated by ISS-ESG and applies to green bonds, green bonded loans, green loans and any other debt instruments, aimed at financing and / or refinancing eligible green projects as defined in the ZF Green Finance Framework. The proceeds will only be used to finance projects that contribute to a lower-emission and more climate-friendly economy.
The structure of the ZF Green Finance Framework follows both the ICMA Green Bond Principles 2018 and the LMA Green Loan Principles 2020. ZF will apply best practices in relation to green bonds and green loans in line with evolving market standards and the entry into force of the EU classification of environmentally sound economic activities (taxonomy) and the EU Green Bond Standard. ING acted as a consultant for the structuring of the ZF Green Finance Framework.