Silverfleet is a private equity firm, and in this capacity recognises the impact private equity investments may have on the environment and society.
We’re committed to responsible investment and have established guidelines on management of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. We appreciate responsible investment should look to deliver sustainable growth as well as financial value.
We strive for superior investment returns by growing high-quality, socially responsible businesses; and use an active ownership model to manage ESG opportunities and risks. This encourages and supports companies to adhere to best practice standards for responsible business.
In February 2011, we proudly became one of the first private equity firms to sign up to the UN Principles of Responsible Investment (UNPRI). This formalised our commitment to achieving high standards of corporate governance, business integrity and professionalism in all our activities.
This commitment extends beyond our partner companies and embraces the ESG impact of our own operations. We do this by:
- upholding the highest standards of business conduct and through acting as a responsible employer
- creating an equal opportunities culture
- developing each member of our team, giving them the opportunity to perform to the best of their ability.
In 2018, we established our ESG steering committee, comprising senior representatives of each of our offices and service lines.
As a further step in strengthening ESG initiatives across our own operations, Silverfleet became carbon neutral across all offices in October 2020. Commencing with our 2019 carbon footprint, and working with Carbon Footprint – founding members of the Quality Assurance Standard (QAS) for carbon offsetting – this certification forms part of Silverfleet’s long-term commitment to sustainable investing and reducing the impact of our own business operations on the planet.