ESG stands for "Environmental, Social & Governance", known as the three central factors for measuring the sustainability and ethical impact of an investment in a company.
VP Capital believes that improving ESG factors can have a significant impact on the performance of a company and recognizes the growing importance of this topic. Therefore, we wanted to see what our portfolio looks like in terms of ESG and what it takes to become a pioneer with the companies we invest in. For each of VP Capital's own companies, an ESG inventory was made and a roadmap was drawn up to substantially increase the ESG score within 5 years to a "best in class" level.
For the companies Batenburg Techniek, Mediahuis, HAVEP, VP Landbouw and Q-Lite we are ready with this ESG inventory. ESG is placed on the agenda at Board level every quarter to discuss progress. The five-year plan, as well as the results, are updated every year.
Our goal is to continuously improve the total portfolio score every year.