Supervisory Statement On The Application Of The EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation And The EU Taxonomy Regulation – Finance and Banking

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Supervisory Statement On The Application Of The EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation And The EU Taxonomy Regulation&#13

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On March 25, 2022, the 3 European supervisory authorities&#13
− the European Banking Authority, the European Insurance policies and&#13
Occupational Pensions Authority and the European Securities and&#13
Markets Authority (collectively the “ESAs”) −&#13
revealed an up to date joint assertion on the&#13
application of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 on&#13
sustainability-associated disclosures in the fiscal companies sector&#13
(“SFDR”). This up-to-date statement replaces the prior joint&#13
statement released in February 2021 in relation to the SFDR, and&#13
supplies new steering on the application of Regulation (EU) 2020/852 on the&#13
institution of a framework to facilitate sustainable investment decision&#13
(the “Taxonomy Regulation”).

This assertion provides more guidance to companies on SFDR&#13
compliance in the absence of finalised detailed disclosure&#13
necessities under EU secondary laws (known as Regulatory&#13
Technical Benchmarks, or “RTS”). Although the entity and&#13
merchandise disclosure stage needs in SFDR have been applicable&#13
given that March 10, 2021, the RTS have been regularly delayed, and the&#13
day established for their entry into power is now January 1, 2023.&#13
Equally, the sustainability disclosures demanded beneath the&#13
Taxonomy Regulation will utilize from January 1, 2022 for weather&#13
change targets, but the RTS below the Taxonomy Regulation will&#13
not implement until eventually January 1, 2023, in tandem with the RTS beneath the&#13
SFDR.  

The Statement is intend to alleviate the hazard of inconsistent&#13
application and countrywide supervision of the SFDR and the Taxonomy&#13
Regulation disclosures through this interim period of time until finally 2023. The&#13
critical advice in the statement consists of:

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  • a timeline setting out the application dates and summary&#13
    direction for every ingredient of the SFDR and Taxonomy Regulation&#13
    regime
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  • draft variations of the RTS to be utilised as a reference for&#13
    implementing the disclosure obligations set in SFDR and the Taxonomy&#13
    Regulation. It is crucial to be aware, having said that, that these steps&#13
    may well be topic to further alter. The ESAs recommend that countrywide&#13
    authorities need to really encourage industry contributors to “use the&#13
    interim time period right up until 1 January 2023 to get ready for the software&#13
    of the RTS”
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  • clarification that any economical solution that falls inside the&#13
    specific disclosure obligations in the Taxonomy Regulation should really&#13
    consist of an “express quantification” of the extent to&#13
    which the solution can be regarded taxonomy-aligned by employing a&#13
    “numeric disclosure as a share of the extent to which&#13
    investments underlying the economical products are&#13
    taxonomy-aligned” and
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  • estimates should really not be utilized when calculating&#13
    taxonomy-alignment of in-scope money items under the&#13
    Taxonomy Regulation. Nevertheless, the ESAs suggest that “the place&#13
    information and facts [on sustainability] is not readily offered from&#13
    general public disclosures by investee corporations, monetary industry&#13
    members may perhaps depend on equivalent data on taxonomy&#13
    alignment obtained straight from the investee organizations or from&#13
    3rd occasion providers.”
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information to the matter matter. Specialist advice must be sought&#13
about your distinct situations.

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