At the heart of Ardian's culture lies a commitment to responsibly create enduring value. Our role as long term shareholder is to foster growth that is both sustainable and shared by all stakeholders.
In practice, Ardian strives to keep up with the highest standards in its investment practices as we are convinced it will improve the company's performance in the long run: both reducing risks and improving management practices of portfolio companies and funds, as well as making Ardian a more responsible shareholder and employer.
Ardian is an active signatory of the PRI since 2009. In line with this commitment, Ardian integrates ESG considerations at all stages of the investment process for all of its investment activities.
In addition to this mainstream approach, Ardian applies a negative screening approach and strictly avoids investing in companies that operate in sectors it considers unethical, such as firearms and tobacco.
Ardian strongly believes that alignment of interests is a key lever for long term value creation. It was the first private equity firm in France to call for the redistribution of a portion of buyout capital gains to employees of portfolio companies, and always seeks to extend portfolio companies' profit sharing mechanisms whenever possible.