Egeria operates at the heart of society and believes that the creation of value goes beyond financial results.
In addition to a clear Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) policy, in 2018 Egeria embarked upon an ambitious corporate giving programme with Egeriado.
Because we know that a small step by someone can have a huge impact on someone else, Egeria launched Egeriado in 2018. It is a corporate giving programme that enables promising projects to take the next step, to make the impossible possible. In so doing we believe – just as we do with our investments – in the power of good management, sustainable growth and the courage to build something together. If you would like to read more about Egeriado or submit an application, visit the website.
Egeria believes in responsible and ethical investment. The sustainability values (for instance relating to energy consumption, climate, raw materials, health, safety, corporate governance, compliance with legislation and regulations) apply to Egeria itself, but are also taken into account in the selection and the management of portfolio businesses. The relevant dimensions that we focus on in this regard are Environmental, Social and Governance. They are contained in our five ESG objectives:
Minimizing non-degradable and non-recyclable waste materials in soil, water and air.
Fostering ecosystems: ecologically sound ways of working and sustainable management of natural resources.
Limiting the use of scarce raw materials: less material use, recycling of raw materials and consumables and use of products with a longer useful life.
Doing business fairly: respect for safe and healthy working conditions of employees.
Mapping and reporting important parameters and issues relating to sustainability.
Furthermore, we encourage our portfolio businesses to formulate their own sustainability policy. This policy is evaluated annually and adjusted where necessary with the assistance of external experts.
In recognition of our continuous efforts in this area, Egeria was the first winner of the NVP ESG Award in 2017 presented by the Dutch Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (NVP). This prize is awarded annually to the fund with the most prominent ESG policy.