Responsible investment guidelines

For our responsible investment policy we follow (international) guidelines. Here you can read which guidelines we comply.

​Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

Achmea endorses the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). The PRI stimulates the integration of environmental, social and governmental criteria (ESG criteria) within the investment process and responsible ownership through the equity portfolio.
Here you can find the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).

Global Compact (UN)

Achmea checks its responsible investments against the United Nations’ Global Compact and uses the principles as guidelines when conducting engagement and executing part of the exclusion policy. The Global Compact encompasses the Universal declaration of human rights, the ILO declaration on fundamental principles and rights at work,  the Rio declaration on environment and development and the UN convention against corruption.
As member of the Dutch Association for Insurers, Achmea endorses the Dutch Agreement on Energy for Sustainable Growth. We do this by, among others, investing in renewable energy and to engage with companies in which we invest about reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.

Other guidelines

Other (international) guidelines which are applied to our investment policy are:

Especially concerning the topic of ‘health’:

Requirements for investments in real estate

With investments in real estate the ‘GPR Gebouw’ is used. With this, the sustainability of real estate is tested for the topics energy, environment, health, usability and future value. More information can be found on


We have translated the above mentioned treaties and initiatives in our Engagement Guidelines: concrete normative rules that we use as a guideline for the dialogue with companies. In addition, we make use of sector-specific guidelines.