a.s.r. always takes ESG criteria into account when selecting and appointing external managers. a.s.r. requests its external providers to make the best possible effort to become signatories of the UN PRI and the UN Global Compact.
Furthermore, a.s.r. engages its external providers to comply as much as possible with a.s.r. SRI policy. There are certain providers (e.g. smaller boutiques or private equity houses) that do not have the internal capabilities to comply with the provisions of both sets of UN principles. With them, a.s.r. discusses their
internal SRI practices and codes of conduct to make its own assessment.
Exclusion of controversial weapons according to the Sustainable Investing Code of the Dutch Insurance Association is always a minimum requirement.