Investment decisions of a.s.r. for equities and credits include the company's score on ESG criteria and an assessment of controversial activities. a.s.r. SRI guidelines follow the standards defined by Forum Ethibel and the SRI research provided by Vigeo.
1. Selection of companies by their relative ESG score.
We favor companies excelling on ESG policy and implementation, these are classified as pioneering, best-in-class and sustainable companies. This classification applies a relative, sector wise ranking for six domains of analysis:
Additionally we have defined specific guidelines for the relative ranking of companies involved in the following activities:
GMO's in food and feeds
2. Controversial activities:
As an institutional investor we can influence companies through engagement,When we cannot achieve enough improvement in a constructive dialogue, we can exclude a company from our investment portfolio.based on the following controversial activities:
Human Rights / Labour Rights / Environment violations
Tar sands& Shale Olie
We always exclude companies engaged in the production or trade of controversial weapons. For other criteria, we may use engagement for influencing.