Responsible investment policy

Our Responsible Investment policy is embedded into our investment and portfolio monitoring processes and sets out our stewardship approach. This policy sets out the types of businesses in which 3i will not invest, as well as minimum standards in relation to ESG matters which we expect new portfolio companies to either meet or commit to meeting over a reasonable time period. The policy applies to all our investments, irrespective of their country or sector.

3i’s objectives as set out in the RI policy are to invest only in businesses which are committed to:

The environment

A cautious and responsible approach to the environmental management of their business operations by making efficient use of natural resources and mitigating environmental risks and damage.

Fair and safe working conditions

Respecting the human rights of their workers; maintaining safe and healthy working conditions for their employees, contractors and suppliers; treating their employees fairly; upholding the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining; and respecting the health, safety and wellbeing of those affected by their business activities.

Business integrity

Upholding high standards of business integrity, avoiding corruption in all its forms, ensuring strong data management and cyber security and compliance with applicable anti-bribery, anti-fraud, anti-money laundering and data protection laws and regulations.

Good governance

Clear accountability with defined responsibilities, procedures and controls with appropriate checks and balances in company management structures.

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