At an initial stage of inquiry, the ESG Coordinator (or other designated officer) will apply the Exclusion List to the project. If the project involves an excluded activity, the prospective client will be so informed, and further consideration of investment in the project will be terminated. Otherwise, the ESG Coordinator will indicate the Applicable Requirements for the project.
When the ESG Coordinator indicates that the project does not involve an excluded activity, the prospective client will be informed that the Company will undertake (if required) an ESG Due Diligence as part of the appraisal process.
The ESG Coordinator will undertake (or appoint a consultant to undertake) ESG Due Diligence. Depending on the complexity of the project, the ESG Due Diligence can be a desk review, based on a the ESG Coordinator or consultant’s site visit, or require a full-scale review conducted by a technically qualified person or consultant.