We don't invest in companies with significant exposure to fossil fuel extraction, tobacco, weapons, landmines, alcohol, nuclear energy, adult entertainment and gambling. It's the right thing to do, and it's been good for investment returns too %)
All companies that have proved & probable coal reserves and/or oil and natural gas reserves used for energy purposes and companies involved with fossil fuel exploration, drilling and refining of oil and gas products.
Producers that earn significant revenue from alcohol-related products.
Producers and those companies classified as distributors, retailers and suppliers that earn significant revenue from tobacco-related products.
All companies involved in operations and support that earn significant revenue from gambling-related products.
All companies classified as a producer and companies classified as a retailer that earn significant revenue from civilian firearms-related products
All companies classified as a producer that earn more than significant revenue from adult entertainment materials.
All companies classified as involved in the manufacturing of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, cluster bombs, landmines, depleted uranium weapons, and/or weapons components, support systems and services.
All companies classified as a nuclear utility; plus those involved in uranium mining, designing nuclear reactors, the enrichment of fuel for nuclear reactors or classified as a supplier to the nuclear power industry.
Note: Significant revenue is determined by FTSE Russell (Index Provider). Find more information on their website here.
Principle 1 and 2: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and ensure they’re not complicit in human rights abuses.
Principle 3, 4, 5 and 6: Businesses should uphold freedom of association, recognise the right to collective bargaining; and work to eliminate discrimination, forced labor and child labor.
Principle 7, 8 and 9: Businesses should promote greater environmental responsibility; and encourage environmentally friendly technologies.
Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
Note: Find more information about the Principles of the UN Global Compact here.