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Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc

PRI reporting framework 2020

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責任投資の促進

SG 09. Collaborative organisations / initiatives

09.1. 報告年度に組織がメンバーであったり、参加していた協働組織やイニシアチブ、ならびにそこで組織が果たした役割のレベルを選択してください。

当てはまるもの全てを選択してください

イニシアチブにおける組織の報告年度の役割(定義を参照)

組織のイニシアチブへの関与の度合について、簡単に説明してください。[任意]

Fort Washington is a UNPRI Signatory.

          Confluence/University of Cincinnati Water Conservation
        

イニシアチブにおける組織の報告年度の役割(定義を参照)

組織のイニシアチブへの関与の度合について、簡単に説明してください。[任意]

Fort Washington's President & CEO works as an informal advisor with a not for profit organization in Cincinnati named Confluence that leads the effort for water technology innovation in the Ohio Valley region of the US (this includes southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeast Indiana). This consortium is composed of Federal water laboratories, major research universities, many water related businesses, innovative water utilities, regional development agencies and many other organizations representing over 6000 researchers. This consortium is working to expedite the commercialization of much needed water technologies and spur sustainable economic development in the region.

          Western Southern Sustainability
        

イニシアチブにおける組織の報告年度の役割(定義を参照)

組織のイニシアチブへの関与の度合について、簡単に説明してください。[任意]

Western Southern, Fort Washington's Parent Company, has many sustainable practices with the following areas of emphasis (which are relevant and applicable to Fort Washington as a wholly-owned subsidiary):

  • Energy efficiency and conservation
  • Recycling
  • Use of environmentally friendly materials
  • Restoration and reuse of buildings
  • Air quality
  • Transportation
  • Design efficiency and space utilization
  • Improved relationships with business partners
  • Networking with peers to share successes new ideas
  • Certification of practices and processes

This culture is promoted throughout the organization and all of its subsidiaries. Examples of efforts to date are as follows:

  • Automation of building systems and continuous review of best practices to reduce energy and water consumption
  • Consolidation and/or virtualization of servers and applications
  • Reusing/refurbishing furniture and equipment
  • Recycling construction materials and consumer packaging
  • Utilize products with recycled content when non-disposable products are unavailable
  • Proper disposal of materials containing hazardous waste
  • Promotion of mass transportation and car pooling
  • Using local/regional suppliers when appropriate
  • Toured “certified” buildings, establishing relationships and generating ideas
  • Adopted LEED certification of new construction at Queen City Square

Through the Sustainable Practices Committee, consisting of members from all relevant disciplines, evaluate and aggressively pursue additional initiatives in the areas of emphasis.  Where appropriate, identify new areas of emphasis.


SG 09.2. Assets managed by PRI signatories (Private)


SG 10. Promoting RI independently

10.1. 組織が、協働的イニシアチブとは別に、独自に責任投資を推進しているかどうかについて記載して下さい。

10.2. 組織が協働的イニシアチブとは別に、独自に責任投資を推進するために行っているものを明示して下さい。選択した行動の目的に貢献するために組織が果たす役割と通常の行動頻度について説明して下さい。

説明

          Fort Washington regularly educates employees and clients on Responsible Investment.
        

行動の頻度

説明

          The Fort Washington President and CEO works as an informal advisor with a not for profit organization in Cincinnati named Confluence that leads the effort for water technology innovation in the Ohio Valley region of the US (this includes southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeast Indiana). This consortium is composed of Federal water laboratories, major research universities, many water related businesses, innovative water utilities, regional development agencies and many other organizations representing over 6000 researchers. This consortium is working to expedite the commercialization of much needed water technologies and spur sustainable economic development in the region.
        

行動の頻度

説明

          Fort Washington planned to host a regional luncheon for the Confluence water conservation effort but was this was postponed due to COVID-19. We hope to host sometime in 2020.
        

行動の頻度

行動の頻度

          Western Southern Sustainability
        

説明

          Western and Southern Financial Group Sustainable Practices Mission: We will be environmentally responsible in all of its business activities. Details are listed in SG 09 and in SG 10.3.
        

行動の頻度

10.3. 組織が責任投資の推進のために、報告年度中に参加した追加の活動およびイニシアチブがあれば、それらを記載して下さい。[任意]

The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company - Sustainable Practices Committee Charter

Purpose

The Sustainable Practices Committee is responsible for identifying environmental issues and developing, Implementing and monitoring environmentally responsible policies and procedures for Western and Southern Financial Group facilities and personnel.

Members

The members and Chairman of the Committee shall be appointed by the Executive Committee with the advice of the President of Eagle Realty Group (subsidiary of Western Southern). The members shall include associates from multiple operational areas within Western & Southern, including, but not limited to, Facilities Management, Human Resources, Information Services and Public Relations.

Meeting

Meetings of the Committee are held quarterly or as otherwise determined by the members of the committee.

Committee Functions

The Committee shall:

  1. Develop and implement environmentally responsible programs, procedures and training
  2. Work with Company managers to disseminate such programs, procedures, and training
  3. Monitor compliance with all environmental programs and procedures.

Minutes

Minutes will be taken of all Committee meetings and will be signed by the Chairman of the Committee.

Questions Regarding the Sustainable Practices Committee

Any questions relating to the Committee should be referred to the Chairman of the Committee or to the President of Eagle Realty Group.

Periodic Review of the Sustainable Practices Committee Charter

The committee will review its charter periodically and recommend proposed changes to the Chairman of the Committee and the President of Eagle Realty Group for approval by the Executive Committee.

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2019 Sustainability Report

The backbone of Western & Southern’s continued success is our corporate culture. It guides our actions every day. It keeps us focused on the long term, operating with the highest level of respect, integrity and ethics, and constantly searching for innovative strategies and solutions.

These culture principles extend to our sustainability efforts, which have been gaining momentum in the last several years.

Our Queen City Square development, completed in 2011 and featuring the 665-feet-tall, 41-story Great American Tower in Cincinnati, is a shining example of our commitment to sustainability. Queen City Square, a LEED Gold certified building, received the EPA’s Energy Star designation for five years in a row. Queen City Square was also named the 2014-15 Cincinnati-area winner of The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY®) Award from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) in recognition of its sustainability and recycling practices.

Our Facilities Services department promotes sustainability by continually updating equipment and implementing practices to conserve energy and resources. High-efficiency pumps, motor drives, heat-recovery chillers and high-efficiency boilers are several of the major improvements made in the last few years.

We have made significant strides toward our goal of becoming paperless by promoting scanning to email instead of making hard copies. In the last two years alone, we achieved an 11% decrease in printing. For the printing paper we do use, the majority is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and comes from forests managed in an environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable manner.

For electronic equipment, we review our technology needs, monitoring new developments and assessing our current equipment on an ongoing basis. Or, if the equipment has reached the end of its useful life, we recycle it.

In 2019, we implemented several LED projects, including the use of daylight harvesting on one of the floors, whereby LED bulbs adjust based on available light. Our new offsite print facility has all LED lighting, and the flood lights around our headquarters and all the holiday lights are LED lighting.

Overall, in 2019 we recycled 500,000 pounds of mixed paper and shredded material, as well as 30,000 pounds of various metals.

While sustainable practices are a priority for operating our company, we also share the responsibility for helping sustain the larger community. Our strategic support through donations and sponsorships (more than $50 million in the last five years) strengthens Greater Cincinnati’s health and human services infrastructure, education and youth programs, arts institutions, and civic and community development efforts.

With our culture principles guiding us, we will continue to demonstrate our commitment to making both our company and our community more sustainable for many years to come.


SG 11. Dialogue with public policy makers or standard setters (Private)


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