Vigeo Eiris

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Vigeo Eiris’ CSR policy

The assessment and promotion of social and environmental responsibility are at the core of Vigeo Eiris’ business lines and are the foundation of its raison d’être. Vigeo Eiris has built its own social responsibility approach with the firm belief that it constitutes a performance factor and a driver of brand promotion and attractiveness.

Our teams at the core of our professional excellence
Our employees are the backbone of the agency, the true foundation of our expertise and guarantee the quality of all products and services offered to our clients. The development, reinforcement and promotion of our competencies are amongst our priorities and form an important part of the commitments taken by the agency towards its employees.
Our commitments:

  • Ensuring an in-depth and regular social dialogue in terms of information, consultation and negotiation.
  • Guaranteeing an equal treatment to all employees in terms of the recruitment process, skills and career development, remuneration, and work-life balance.
  • Promoting equal opportunities between men and women in the workplace, and developing cultural diversity.
  • Ensuring that skills development as well as individual and collective performance are key factors contributing to career and remuneration development.

 

Independence, transparency, quality, and integrity: requirements formalised in a code of conduct and translated into professional practices

 

Prevention of any strategy of influence
Vigeo Eiris is committed to the prevention of any strategy of influence exerted against the agency or its employees. The agency has adopted an ethics alert mechanism through which a key contact individual can be contacted by all employees whenever the need arises.

Find out more in our Code of Conduct

Governance aligned with best practice standards

The pluralistic nature of Vigeo Eiris’ shareholding structure ensures the independence of the agency. The decision of having companies in Vigeo Eiris’ shareholding structure alongside with investors and organisations of civil society  was motivated by our desire for a pluralistic body of shareholders – companies, trade unions, NGOs, traders, etc. – thus reflecting the multiple expectations and interests of the agency.

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Innovation, trust & dialogue: the foundation of our client relationships

  • Vigeo Eiris provides to its clients researches and services adapted to every responsible and ethical investment approach.
  • Close contacts with our clients nourishes our understanding of market expectations. An customisable extranet portal for clients ensures fast aaccess, not only to the products and publications but also to real time information published by the agency.
  • Project managers in charge of innovation ensure the diversification of our services to meet the needs of new market segments and to anticipate future needs.
  • Teams are dedicated to answering to client’ requests within 48 hours (maximum).

 

Respect and responsibility towards our suppliers and competitors

  • The agency ensures its behaviour is respectful towards its competitors.
  • We pay close attention to our payment deadlines. They vary from 30 days to 2 months depending on the site.

Find out more in our Code of Conduct

Engagement and vigilance on environmental issues linked to staff transport, energy consumption and waste management:

  • measurement of our carbon footprint for all sites and at group level in 2017.
  • reduction of energy consumption through:
    • Offices that are accessible by public transport.
    • A teleconferencing system for calls and working meetings across sites.
    • The opportunity to use telework to avoid long and recurrent commuting.
  • Sorting system for office waste and recycling of expired objects and documents.
  • Use of recycled paper and commitment to limit the use of paper outputs for Vigeo Eiris Rating.

 

 

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