Citi Partners With Agilent Technologies on Its Sustainability Journey

Through Citi’s recently launched Sustainable Time Deposit solution in Asia Pacific, Agilent Technologies furthers its commitment to sustainability

Hong Kong/Singapore – Following the recent launch of a new Sustainable Time Deposit solution in Asia Pacific, Citi client and life sciences and diagnostics company Agilent Technologies has booked the sustainability-focused deposit program in Singapore as it furthers its commitment to sustainability.

“At Agilent, we are committed to sustainability and environmental protection since our founding,” said Sally Shung, Associate Vice President, Assistant Treasurer for APAC and EMEA region, Agilent. “Formalizing this sustainability deposit program in Singapore demonstrates the company’s vision of advancing our ESG commitment, from net-zero emissions to the Science Based Targets initiative of 1.5°C. Our goal is to maximize the positive impact of our business, contributing to the United Nations SDGs in a meaningful way. Agilent is always looking for opportunities to develop innovative sustainable financing solutions and we are proud of our strategic partnership with Citi on this initiative.”

This is the first sustainability-linked deposit globally for Agilent to align its treasury operations with its 2050 net-zero commitment by partnering with banks with a portfolio of sustainability initiatives.

Funds deposited into Citi’s Sustainable Time Deposit solution are allocated to finance or refinance assets in a portfolio of eligible green and/or social finance projects, based on criteria set in the Citi Green Bond Framework, Social Finance Framework, and Social Bond for Affordable Housing framework. These frameworks support the United Nations SDGs.

“Citi and Agilent Technologies have a strong and long-standing partnership in Asia Pacific. We are delighted to have the opportunity to extend this partnership and support Agilent in advancing the firm’s sustainability goals and priorities,” said Sandip Patil, Asia Pacific Head of Liquidity Management Services, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi. “Treasury teams are a strategic enabler for their businesses and treasurers are playing an important role in driving sustainability. Following the launch of the Sustainable Time Deposit solution in the region, we have seen strong client interest and look forward to working with our clients as they meet their sustainability commitments.”

Learn more about Citi’s Sustainable Time Deposit Solution.

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