Eurazeo’s CSR governance is provided by a CSR Department, composed of 4 full-time associates, which reports to the Secretary of the Executive Board. The Eurazeo’s CSR department is driven by a CSR Director. Thanks to a set up within Eurazeo, investment analysts and teams are highly involved into ESG incorporation and engagement processes.
CSR issues feature on the Executive Board agenda at least three times per year. In 2014, the Executive Board validated Eurazeo’s objectives and CSR strategy. CSR objectives are also part of the factors taken into account for the calculation of the variable compensation of all Executive Board members.
Within portfolio companies, the CSR progress plan includes the appointment of a CSR manager and the inclusion of CSR issues on the agenda of meetings of the Supervisory Board or the Board of Directors at least once a year.
For some cases or specific subjects, Eurazeo can call on external service providers to help the company to get the necessary expertise. Investigations are outsourced to external providers when specific skills are required (lawyers, IT specialists, etc.). These experts are usually called during CSR due diligences. As an example, when a specific risk is identified, specific external audit work can be identified and is being outsourced to external and independent specialists.
Investor relations associates within Eurazeo are in charge to communicate ESG activities of Eurazeo and portfolio companies as well as annual results with regard to its CSR strategy to investors. This communication is made through newsletters dedicated to investors communication, but also through road-shows and conferences. In 2016, one road-show and several RI meetings were held with RI analysts and investors aware of these subjects.
Eurazeo also gets a specialized committee of the Eurazeo Supervisory Board. The purpose of this CSR Committee is to assist the Supervisory Board in monitoring CSR-related issues so as to allow Eurazeo to better anticipate the associated opportunities, issues and risks. It also makes recommendations on the company’s policy and achievements in the field of CSR.