Green instruments

Atradius DSB is pursuing an ambitious ‘green’ agenda on behalf of the Dutch State 


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With more and more countries announcing climate actions, green export transactions have become a key element to international trade competitiveness. We are happy to help you make your sustainable export transaction a success. Read about the advantages our export credit insurance offers you.






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1- A broader Dutch content policy for green
project finance.
2- Relaxed acceptance underwriting criteria for small
green transactions up to EUR 5 million.
3- Broadening 'export' definition for
green transactions.
  • We can insure a larger portion of the transaction, giving sponsors and clients an additional incentive to contract Dutch companies.
  • Under certain conditions we can offer 95% coverage on green project finance  transactions instead of the usual 70-90% coverage.

Contact our project finance department for more details and a calculation to see which part of your transaction may qualify for these measures.

  • A pilot has been launched for green transactions assessed as risky under our regular criteria.
  • Requirements for coverage have been relaxed for both the exporter and the debtor.
  • For export transactions up to EUR 5 million to support companies in a green sector such as renewable energy, or for export transactions that contribute to a reduction in CO2 emissions.

EUR 50 million has been made available for this pilot.  We use a case-by-case approach and invite you to discuss your specific case with our business development experts.

  • For green transactions, we look at whether a broader definition of export can be applied on a transaction-by-transaction basis.
  • More green transactions may be eligible for export credit insurance coverage.
  • This concerns transactions between Dutch companies and domestic buyers.

In the longer term, the export potential of the capital goods must be made plausible.


What is green?

Transactions are labelled ‘Green’ if they contribute substantially to: 

  • reducing the rate of climate change (climate mitigation) or,
  • adapting to the effects of climate change (climate adaptation).

Such transactions are in line with the objectives of the UN Paris Climate Convention and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13: ‘take urgent action to combat climate change and its impact’. There is also a third non-climate-related green category known as ‘other footprint reduction’. These definitions bring Atradius DSB in line with the standard definition used by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Netherlands Finance Corporation for Developing Countries (FMO) sustainability bonds framework.

In order to determine whether a transaction meets the criteria to qualify as a green transaction, Atradius DSB has developed a green taxonomy called the 'Green Label'

Atradius DSB Green Lable  Export Credit Insurance Facility (ECI)
Atradius DSB Green lable


Curious about how this facility can support your export transactions ? 

Contact our business developer's team via the telephone number: +31 (0) 20 553 2693, or e-mail us: and get expert advise right away. They will guide you on how to submit your application. Keep in mind that even if your transaction does not directly fit within the measures described above, our experts will evaluate if one of our other product solutions meet your needs.