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Vinci Partners Investimentos Ltda.

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Post-investment (monitoring)

PE 09. Proportion of companies monitored on their ESG performance

09.1. Indicate whether your organisation incorporates ESG issues in investment monitoring of portfolio companies.

09.2. Indicate the proportion of portfolio companies where your organisation included ESG performance in investment monitoring during the reporting year.

 (in terms of total number of portfolio companies)

09.3. Indicate ESG issues for which your organisation typically sets and monitors targets (KPIs or similar) and provide examples per issue.

ESG issues

List up to three example targets of environmental issues

Example 1

          Ensure that 100% of our portfolio companies comply with environmental laws and regulations and have the necessary permits to operate
        

Example 2 (optional)

          
        

Example 3 (optional)

          
        

List up to three example targets of social issues

Example 1

          Ensure that 100% of portfolio companies respects the rights of workers and comply with relevant labor laws and regulations
        

Example 2 (optional)

          
        

Example 3 (optional)

          
        

List up to three example targets of governance issues

Example 1

          Implement board of directors in all companies that we invest
        

Example 2 (optional)

          Establish Code of Conduct/Ethics in all companies we invest
        

Example 3 (optional)

          
        

09.4. Additional information. [Optional]

In 2019 we improved our monitoring and reporting mechanisms of our ESAP and metrics, following conversations with IFC (our LP investor) to address their new policy requirements. First report will focused only on ESG themes be issued during the first semester of 2020


PE 10. Proportion of portfolio companies with sustainability policy

10.1. Indicate if your organisation tracks the proportion of your portfolio companies that have an ESG/sustainability-related policy (or similar guidelines).

10.2. Indicate what percentage of your portfolio companies has an ESG/sustainability policy (or similar guidelines).

(in terms of total number of portfolio companies)

10.3. Additional information. [Optional]

All our portfolio companies have a Governance Policy and guidelines regarding the compliance with Brazilian legislation, including its environmental and social aspects. In 2019, we started to  track a few KPIs (2-3 for each dimension) to assess current situation and future improvements


PE 11. Actions taken by portfolio companies to incorporate ESG issues into operations

11.1. Indicate the types of actions taken by your portfolio companies to incorporate ESG issues into operations and what proportion of your portfolio companies have implemented these actions.

Types of actions taken by portfolio companies

Implemented by percentage of portfolio companies

(in terms of total number of portfolio companies)

Implemented by percentage of portfolio companies

(in terms of total number of portfolio companies)

Implemented by percentage of portfolio companies

(in terms of total number of portfolio companies)

Implemented by percentage of portfolio companies

11.2. Describe how your organisation contributes to the portfolio companies’ resourcing and management of ESG issues.

We are active investors and participate in board meetings and internal committees, bringing best practices and sharing knowledge from our experience in other companies. As such, we believe that we contribute to the continuous improvement of the ESG management in our portfolio companies.

In addition, during the ESG DD phase, we identify potential improvement opportunities in ESG related issues, that become actions in the ESAP, that are than monitored on a regular basis after we take control of the company

Starting in 2019, we appointed one senior executive at each portfolio company to be the person responsible for ESG in all of our VCP III companies. This person will have to report to Vinci Partners, on a quarterly basis, the KPIs that have been defined. We started with 7 KPIs (covering environmental, social and governance themes) and will evolve in the future.


PE 12. Type and frequency of reports received from portfolio companies

12.1. Indicate the type and frequency of reports you request and/or receive from portfolio companies covering ESG issues.

Type of reporting 

Typical reporting frequency 

12.2. Describe what level of reporting you require from portfolio companies, and indicate what percentage of your assets are covered by ESG reporting.[OPTIONAL]

We have a special attention to labor related issues and monitor that on a regular basis in the board meetings. Other aspects are monitored on an ad-hoc basis if any issue or concern appears. Depending on the sector of the portfolio company, other metrics are monitored on regular basis, depending on the nature of the activity of the portfolio company.

Starting in 2019, we now track 7 KPIs on a quarterly basis:

1) Percentage of recycled solid waste;
2) Total water consumption (m3);
3) Number of labor accidents;
4) Percentage of women in leadership position
5) Existence of code of conduct and ethics;
6) Socio-environmental policy or sustainability report

7) Employee or committee in charge of ESG issues


PE 13. Disclosure of ESG issues in pre-exit

13.1. Indicate whether during the reporting year your organisation disclosed information on ESG issues to potential buyers prior to exit for private equity investments.

13.2. Apart from disclosure, describe how your organisation considers ESG issues at exit.

Both potential issues (e.g. legal claims, law suits, etc.. ) and cases of positive ESG related initiatives (e.g. water treatment stations, water reuse projects, etc...) are disclosured in the material provided to the potential buyer.

13.3. Additional information.

In general, Vinci Partners has developed a strong reputation for being an ethical and credible partner. This is a result of our posture with different stakeholders during not only our 10 years of existence, but also during the whole professional life of our founding partners


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