Sustainability

Corporate citizenship

Good corporate citizenship is achieved not only by having robust policies and processes in place, but also by promoting the right values and culture within our organisation.

We strive to embed responsible business practices throughout our organisation.

Environment

3i has fewer than 250 employees worldwide and has a relatively low environmental impact. We operate from a network of eight offices across the world, however approximately 60% of our employees are based in our London office. All our offices are leased.

We are, nevertheless, committed to minimising our environmental impact and to improving our environmental performance wherever possible. We have an Environmental Management System that is proportionate to the operational scale and environmental risk profile of our business.

The environment  

 

Community

We focus our charitable activities principally on the disadvantaged, on the elderly, on young people and on education.

The charities we partner with are supported on the basis of their effectiveness and impact. We also support staff giving and sponsorship through matching donations.

Our charitable giving for the year to 31 March 2020 totalled £700,000.

Charitable giving  

 

The Walker Review

In 2007, in response to the growing debate about the role of private equity in the UK, the British Venture Capital Association suggested a review to examine ways in which levels of disclosure in companies backed by the UK private equity industry could be improved. 3i actively supported the review and endorsed the voluntary code which resulted from the review.

The Walker Review  

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