The foundation of our socially responsible investment policy has been laid with the acknowledgement of the 'Global Compact criteria'. These are the global rules of conduct of the United Nations (UN). They monitor compliance with international human and labour rights, the environment and the fight against corruption.
In 2018, the17 sustainability goals of the United Nations (Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs) were added. Also in 2018, the Covenant on International Socially Responsible Investment for Pension Funds (IMVB) was signed by more than 70 Dutch pension funds representing almost 90% of invested assets. This is a partnership to encourage companies to adopt corporate social responsibility. By signing the IMVB covenant, our CSR policy is even more in line with international standards.