The assessment and promotion of social and environmental responsibility are at the core of imug rating business model. imug Bearatungsgesellschaft has built its own social responsibility approach with the firm belief that it constitutes a performance factor, a risk management driver and a lever for stakeholder dialogue and sustainable value creation.
Our teams are at the core of our professional excellence. Our employees are the backbone of the agency, the true foundation of our expertise and guarantee the quality of all products and services offered to our clients. The development, reinforcement and promotion of our competencies are amongst our priorities and form an important part of the commitments taken by the agency towards its employees.
The teams work closely towards our clients’ and partners’ needs. We do have a commitment to "Sustainable Excellence" which constitutes the foundation of our daily work and combines the two pillars of imug Beratungsgesellschaft - Service Excellence and We continuously reinforce our know-how through experience and feedback, and pay close attention to the transparency, readability and accessibility of our analyses.
Our commitments towards our employees are:
Ensuring in-depth and regular social dialogue in terms of information, consultation and negotiation.
Guaranteeing equal treatment to all employees in terms of the recruitment process, skills and career development, remuneration, and work-life balance.
Promoting equal opportunities between men and women in the workplace, and developing cultural diversity.
Ensuring that skills development as well as individual and collective performance, are key factors contributing to career development.
Innovation, trust & dialogue are the foundation of our client relationships.
imug rating communicates to its clients, the companies it rates and stakeholders about the methodology through which Vigeo Eiris builds its opinion.
imug rating provides clients with research and services adapted to every responsible and ethical investment approach.
Maintaining close contact with our clients enhances our understanding of market expectations. Several customisable extranet portals for clients ensures fast access, not only to the products and publications but also to real time information published by the agency.
Project managers in charge of innovation ensure the diversification of our services to meet the needs of new market segments and to anticipate future needs.
Teams are dedicated to answering to client requests within 24 hours (maximum).
The nature of imug's shareholding structure ensures the independence of the agency. Shareholders are mainly imug's managing directors.
Independence, transparency, quality and integrity - those requirements are formalised in a code of conduct available on our website, which is translated into professional practices. After the Arista quality standard has been discontinued, we are aiming for ISO 9001 certification in 2019.
A code of conduct is signed by all employees. imug applies strict guidelines on work ethics and integrity to reinforce its independence. Our research is independent from any financial or economic interest. We follow rules of impartiality in formulating our research opinion in order to prevent potential conflicts of interest or influence strategies.
imug measures its carbon footprint and compensates the whole carbon footprint. (https://www.imug.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Downloads/imug_csr/Urkunde_CO2-Ausgleich_2016_10_12.pdf)
Reduction of energy consumption through:
Most employees come to the office by public transport or bicycle.
A teleconferencing system for calls and working meetings across sites.
The opportunity to use telework to avoid long and recurrent commuting.
Sorting system for office waste and recycling of expired objects and documents.
Use of recycled paper and commitment to limit the use of paper outputs for imug Rating.