Our ownership perspective
We have high expectations of our holdings regarding Corporate Responsibility (CR) issues. We believe that there is a strong link between long-term profitability and sustainability, and we support our holdings to develop sustainable business models. As Investor has limited operations, our main focus lies in our role as a responsible owner, as this is where we can make the most impact.
In our holdings, we strive to ensure that operations are conducted in a responsible and ethical manner. Compliance with legislation and regulations is a basic requirement. Our influence is mainly exercised through our work on the Boards and we expect our holdings to draw up policies and goals for the corporate sustainability issues that are most relevant and important to them. Since corporate sustainability risks and challenges differ between companies, industries and countries, each company must identify and address the issues relevant to its particular operations.
Activities in the CR field are under constant development. We remain convinced that well structured processes and clear CR strategies will be important for risk management and value creation in the coming years.
We expect our holdings to;
- act responsibly and in an ethical manner,
- comply with all local and national legislation in each country of operation,
- continuously improve their social, environmental and economic impact,
- analyze risks, formulate objectives and to have adequate processes to manage and monitor CR risks,
- sign and adhere to the UN Global Compact and its ten principles as well as the OECD guidelines for Multinational Enterprises,
- in an appropriate form, transparently report CR objectives, risks and progress,
- encourage and promote diversity in their organizations, and
- have an active dialog with their stakeholders such as suppliers and trading partners.
To read more about how our investments work with sustainability, see attached document and links to the right.