Hermes EOS' approach goes beyond short-term financial gain. We concentrate on value added over the long term by engaging with companies and policy-makers on environmental, social, governance, risk and strategy issues.
Below we highlight some of the impact we have had on companies we have engaged with on these key themes.
We seek relevant environmental indicators and encourage companies to manage their environmental footprint, set appropriate targets and disclose progress. We want to hold companies to account for the way they manage natural resources and work towards a sustainable low-carbon economy.
Social and Ethical
We work to create long-term sustainable economies by improving human capital management and supply chains, raise health and safety standards, stamp out bribery and corruption and engage on labour and community relations, including disputes with unions.
Hermes EOS promotes transparency and high standards of accountability at companies worldwide. We seek reassurance that companies have an appropriate board structure, and that board members have the right skills, a diverse background and sufficient independence.
Strategy and Risk
Stewardship isn’t just good for the environment and society. We want organisations to understand that it is good for business. We aim to embed sustainability in business strategy and change corporate culture for the better.