We are aware of our social responsibility as a company and fund service platform in managing the assets entrusted to us. Capital from private pension provision and company pension schemes account for a high proportion of mutual and special funds launched on our platform. As the market leader in master funds, we play a key role in company pension schemes and pension funds in Germany.
Since 2016, we have been supporting two Frankfurt projects of the children's and youth organization "Die Arche e. V. " - both in their local initiatives in Frankfurt am Main through donations in kind and cash donations as well as through volunteer work by our employees in helping children from disadvantaged families with their homework.
In addition, we offer a mentoring program at our Cracow location and internships for pupils and students of the International School Krakow.
Examination of potential business relationships using an internal black list and the Controversial Weapons Monitor: This MSCI database has currently identified around 400 companies worldwide that are suspected of manufacturing controversial weapons such as cluster munitions. In this way we enable our customers to exclude critical sectors.
One of our goals is to make the climate impact of our business operations measurable. To enable sustainable business operations, a climate strategy is being developed that avoids or reduces emissions as far as possible. Therefore, a Group-wide systematic survey structure for environmental indicators is being established.
With regard to mobility and transportation, we provide our employees with free job tickets so that they can travel to work by public transport in an environmentally friendly way. Employees required to go on business trips are also given train cards and are encouraged by the relevant regulations to use trains rather than planes for their journeys.
The Universal-Investment Group purposefully chose the ibc building complex at Theodor-Heuss-Allee 70 as its Frankfurt headquarters in 2014, a property that meets the internationally recognized LEED Gold Standard. The standards of this certification process guarantee a climate-friendly workplace in every respect. In 2018 the LEED Gold Standard was reconfirmed.
We will also continue to integrate sustainability into our purchasing process and make enquiries with our business partners. Our aim is to create a sustainable value chain, being aware of its responsibility and disclose it transparently.
Further questions and inquiries for information should be addressesd to our ESG-Office - we would be happy to help you: firstname.lastname@example.org.