Corporate Sustainability Report 2018

Imagine. Invest. Impact.

Every day we demand more from ourselves and from others so we can create innovative solutions that support people now, while building a better tomorrow.

Read our 2018 Sustainability report

It starts with us

Hear from Andrea about what we are doing to support biodiversity and tackle single-use plastics.

Rushad shares with us the importance of inclusion in the workplace.

Our Pledges

We will procure 100% renewable electricity at the offices we operate across the globe by 2020.

We will remove all single-use plastics from our offices by 2020, where possible.

We will develop new 2030 Greenhouse Gas reduction targets and climate change strategy in 2019.

We will develop a 2030 social mobility action plan and targets in 2019.

33% of our Board and 33% of our executive population will be female by 2020.

We will continue to publish annual action plans for gender balance and ethnicity.

Investing with purpose

Euan explains why it’s vital that we speak up at AGMs and how this benefits our clients.

Our Pledges

We will publish policies setting out our approach to integrating ESG issues into each asset class over 2019.

We will continue to focus on transparency – publishing quarterly updates on our ESG engagements with investee companies and details of all our shareholder votes.

All the real estate Aberdeen Standard Investments manages in the UK will be powered by 100% renewable electricity by 2020, and we will increase the amount of renewable electricity procured globally.

Unlocking solutions

Ginny explains why we work with others to tackle big societal issues.

We invest in companies and investment portfolios that have the intention of generating positive social and environmental impacts alongside financial returns.

We worked with The Prince’s Trust to create “Get Hired!” days, which bring together young people and real employment opportunities.

We support the Big Issue Invest’s Power Up Scotland programme helping to tackle issues like period poverty and homelessness.

Our Pledges

Through technological solutions we will open up advice and guidance to more people, increasing availability in the market and financial wellbeing more inclusive.

We will carry out impact analysis on our community investment programmes to further understand the areas that we can focus on for greatest impact.

Our strategy will make our Airport Industrial Property unit trust (AIPUT) real estate fund carbon neutral by 2025.

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