Hermes EOS assesses all companies in SCPF's portfolios for breaches of generally recognised responsibilities and norms under UN treaties (with an explicit reference to the UN Global Compact/SGBP) and for other behaviours which are deemed unsustainable. The screening process will be supplemented by an in-depth assessment of a company’s activities by a member of the Hermes EOS team. Where a company’s activities are found clearly to conflict with English law or with international treaties ratified by the British parliament, this will be reported by Hermes EOS to SAMCo on behalf of SCPF. This may result in one of two outcomes:
-A decision to engage with the company with a view to having the company desist from that activity. Unsuccessful engagement (after a reasonable time) can lead to divestment; or
-In exceptional circumstances where conduct is overtly unacceptable, an immediate decision to divest from the company.