Hyundai Capital became the first private company issuing ESG bonds in 2016 and has used them as the source for loans that are offered to customers purchasing eco-friendly cars such as electric vehicles and hydrogen vehicles. As of the 1st half of 2022, Hyundai Capital issued ESG bonds worth KRW 4.6 trillion cumulatively, of which KRW 2.7 trillion bonds were issued in foreign currencies, contributing to the spread of eco-friendly vehicles not just in Korea but across the globe. In addition, Hyundai Capital issued ESG bonds applying K-Taxonomy that will be introduced in 2023 pre-emptively in 2022 for the first time in the credit financial industry. It laid the foundation for Hyundai Capital to sharpen its competitive edge to issue ESG bonds.
Since launching the financial product exclusively for electric vehicles(EVs) for the first time in the industry in 2015, Hyundai Capital has played a leading role in increasing the adoption of eco-friendly vehicles including electric vehicles and hydrogen vehicles. In recognition of the effort for environmental protection, Hyundai Capital was awarded a commendation from Minister of Environment in 2016 for the first time in the industry, and has been actively participating in K-EV 100, a project organized by the Ministry of Environment that encourages private companies to switch all their corporate vehicles to EVs by 2030. In addition, we have made sustained efforts to accelerate the spread of electric vehicles; providing an EV-exclusive pre-booking platform and running various promotions for EVs such as interest-free installment promotion and early termination penalty waiver for lease products. Going forward, as a responsible captive financier for Hyundai, Genesis and Kia, Hyundai Capital will lead the effort to increase the adoption of green vehicles by continuously improving eco-friendly auto finance services.