Permira is committed to maintaining the highest standards across all of its activities - a commitment which is the foundation for its global reputation. Permira's Business Principles form a key part of its commitment to corporate responsibility. All partners and employees in Permira's private equity business, Permira Debt Managers and any contractors, temporary employees, secondees or interns, are expected to conduct their activities in accordance with both the letter and the spirit of these principles.
Permira expects each portfolio company of a Permira private equity fund to be aware of the Principles and to have their own business principles that should also incorporate the following values relating to ESG:
- Follow best practice with regard to applicable ESG standards
- Manage risks effectively and seek to minimise or mitigate any adverse effects to the environment, workers, affected communities and other stakeholders
- Add sustainable value to investee companies with appropriate regard to ESG matters
Permira's ESG Framework defines the approach and provides tools for private equity investment professionals to support the integration of ESG throughout the investment lifecycle.