Having made an investment, over the period of our ownership we ask our investment staff to put in place policies and procedures that ensure that the business systematically takes material environmental and social issues into account in their activities and to promote international best practice with regard to corporate governance. As a minimum, Silverfleet’s portfolio companies will be required to comply with our Exclusion List, and with all applicable environmental, social (eg health and safety, employment) and legal regulations.
We work with the management of each of our portfolio companies to establish an ESG risk and reporting framework, and embed a regular, tailored ESG reporting process for each investee company. Over time we work towards relevant international best practice standards for corporate governance and environmental and social risk mitigation; with targets and timelines set for improvement. Silverfleet may invest in portfolio companies with weak ESG practices, provided that ESG shortcomings are identifiable and able to be addressed during the period of our investment.