All PE investments must be preceded by an analysis of social acceptability and a social audit. At this stage, investments might be turned down if social risks are deemed too high, or improvements in social practices might be recommended.
Social audits cover many aspects, including number of jobs created or maintained, health and safety performance and quality of employees-employers communication and relationship. Social audits always comprise on-site visits and interviews with predefined stakeholders.
The Fonds usually names representatives to sit on the board of partner companies.
As a standard practice, the Fonds encourages open and ongoing discussions with its partner companies and outlines the opportunities for progress with regards to business and ESG practices.