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PRI reporting framework 2020

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(A) Implementation: Screening

FI 04. Types of screening applied

04.1. Indicate the type of screening you conduct.

Select all that apply
Corporate (financial)
Corporate (non-financial)
Negative/exclusionary screening
Positive/best-in-class screening
Norms-based screening

04.2. Describe your approach to screening for internally managed active fixed income

Our negative screen evaluates a company’s products, services and practices to ensure they are not detrimental to society or the environment. U Ethical avoids investing in companies that:

- cause unacceptable damage to the natural environment

- infringe on human rights

- support oppressive regimes

- cause or perpetuate injustice and suffering

- have unacceptable occupational health and safety practices including disregard for minimum wage laws.

U Ethical also systematically excludes companies with operations in the following areas due to their inherent negative impacts:

- Oil, coal, gas (power generation, exploration, extraction)

- Uranium for non-medical uses

- Armaments

- Predatory lending

- Gambling

- Pornography and adult entertainment

- Animal cruelty

- Alcohol production

- Tobacco manufacturing

We recognise that there are occasions when companies inadvertently violate these principles and make genuine efforts to rectify this. Furthermore, we may choose not to exclude a company where a contravention of the principles constitutes less than 5% of the company’s revenue or earnings. In such instances, the contravention may be outweighed by significantly positive factors.

04.3. Additional information. [Optional]

FI 05. Examples of ESG factors in screening process (Private)

FI 06. Screening - ensuring criteria are met

06.1. Indicate which systems your organisation has to ensure that fund screening criteria are not breached in fixed income investments.

Type of screening
Negative/exclusionary screening
Positive/best-in-class screening

06.2. Additional information. [Optional]