Achmea endorses the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). These encourage the integration of environmental, social and governmental criteria (ESG criteria) within the investment process and responsible ownership through the equity portfolio.
The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) are available here.
Other national and international guidelines influencing our investment policy are:
As a member of the Dutch Association of Insurers, Achmea supports the Energy Agreement for Sustainable Growth in part by investing in renewable energy and calling on the companies we invest in to take measures to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
‘GPR Gebouw’ is applied to investments in real estate. It is used to test the sustainability of real estate in respect of energy, environment, health, usability and future value. More information can be found on www.gprgebouw.nl.
BREEAM is also used. See www.breeam.nl for more information.
We have incorporated these treaties and initiatives into our Engagement Guidelines: concrete normative rules that we use as a guideline for dialogue with companies. We also use other general and industry-specific guidelines.