Communication on Progress

Participant
Published
  • 2015/08/10
Time period
  • August 2014  –  August 2015
Format
  • Stand alone document – Basic COP Template
Differentiation Level
  • This COP qualifies for the Global Compact Active level
Self-assessment
  • Includes a CEO statement of continued support for the UN Global Compact and its ten principles
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Human Rights
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Labour
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Environment
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Anti-Corruption
  • Includes a measurement of outcomes
 
  • Statement of continued support by the Chief Executive Officer
  • Statement of the company's chief executive (CEO or equivalent) expressing continued support for the Global Compact and renewing the company's ongoing commitment to the initiative and its principles.

  • 10 August 2015

    To our stakeholders:

    I am pleased to confirm that Optimix Vermogensbeheer NV reaffirms its support of the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact in the areas of Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-Corruption.
    In this annual Communication on Progress, we describe our actions to continually improve the integration of the Global Compact and its principles into our business strategy, culture and daily operations. We also commit to share this information with our stakeholders using our primary channels of communication.

    Sincerely yours,

    Michel Alofs
    directeur

Human Rights
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of human rights for the company (i.e. human rights risk-assessment). Description of policies, public commitments and company goals on Human Rights.

  • As an investor we don’t invest in companies that systematically offend the protection of internationally proclaimed Human Rights within their sphere of influence; or which are complicit in Human Rights abuses.

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions to implement Human Rights policies, address Human Rights risks and respond to Human Rights violations.

  • On a quarterly basis a specialized firm in ESG research, Sustainalytics screens our investment universe and identifies companies which are non-compliant with our Human Rights criteria. These companies are excluded from our investment universe.

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates performance.

  • On a quarterly basis a specialized firm in ESG research, Sustainalytics reviews our entire investment universe (100% coverage) and our investments during the quarter, and assesses their compliance with our responsible investment policy. The output of their analysis is used in our quarterly responsible investment reporting.

Labour
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of labour rights for the company (i.e. labour rights-related risks and opportunities). Description of written policies, public commitments and company goals on labour rights.

  • As an investor we don’t invest in companies that systematically offend the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; or which fail to eliminate all forms of forced and compulsory labour; or which show use of child labour; or which fail to eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions taken by the company to implement labour policies, address labour risks and respond to labour violations.

  • On a quarterly basis a specialized firm in ESG research, Sustainalytics screens our investment universe and identifies companies which are non-compliant with our Labour Rights criteria. These companies are excluded from our investment universe.

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates performance.

  • On a quarterly basis a specialized firm in ESG research, Sustainalytics reviews our entire investment universe (100% coverage) and our investments during the quarter, and assesses their compliance with our responsible investment policy. The output of their analysis is used in our quarterly responsible investment reporting.

Environment
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of environmental protection for the company (i.e. environmental risks and opportunities). Description of policies, public commitments and company goals on environmental protection.

  • As an investor we don’t invest in companies that don’t support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges; or which don’t Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; or which fail to encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions to implement environmental policies, address environmental risks and respond to environmental incidents.

  • On a quarterly basis a specialized firm in ESG research, Sustainalytics screens our investment universe and identifies companies which are non-compliant with our Environmental criteria. These companies are excluded from our investment universe.

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates environmental performance.

  • On a quarterly basis a specialized firm in ESG research, Sustainalytics reviews our entire investment universe (100% coverage) and our investments during the quarter, and assesses their compliance with our responsible investment policy. The output of their analysis is used in our quarterly responsible investment reporting.

Anti-Corruption
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of anti-corruption for the company (i.e. anti-corruption risk-assessment). Description of policies, public commitments and company goals on anti-corruption.

  • As an investor we don’t invest in companies that systematically fail to work against all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery.

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions to implement anti-corruption policies, address anti-corruption risks and respond to incidents.

  • On a quarterly basis a specialized firm in ESG research, Sustainalytics screens our investment universe and identifies companies which are non-compliant with our Anti-Corruption criteria. These companies are excluded from our investment universe.

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates anti-corruption performance.

  • On a quarterly basis a specialized firm in ESG research, Sustainalytics reviews our entire investment universe (100% coverage) and our investments during the quarter, and assesses their compliance with our responsible investment policy. The output of their analysis is used in our quarterly responsible investment reporting.