Avedon recognizes that it operates in a complex world, where natural resource constraints, climate change and the often conflicting needs of a range of different stakeholders are rapidly changing the global business environment. We strive to actively manage these challenges in order to be successful over the long term.
Through the conduct of their everyday business operations our investee companies have an impact on society and on the environment. As an investor with a long-term horizon, we believe that we can make an important contribution to the promotion of both sustainable developments and in addressing the environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues surrounding our investments. Within its sphere of influence, Avedon is committed to make a positive contribution towards a more sustainable society for future generations. Our approach focuses on creating value through initiatives that benefit our limited partners, our portfolio companies and their employees as well as other stakeholders, the environment and society in general.
We have incorporated ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes and will continue to be active owners and address ESG issues through an open dialogue with management both through formal and informal channels. On a quarterly basis we will report on any relevant progress made on the individual portfolio company level and we will provide a summary of our ESG due diligence findings for each new investment. We recognize that managing sustainability issues are often complex and global in nature that cannot be solved by a single market participant. Managing those issues thus will be a journey that will require us to make periodic adjustments to our approach and will need a collaborative approach involving our portfolio companies as well as players across both the private and public sectors.
As a member of Invest Europe, and the Nederlandse Vereniging van Participatiemaatschappijen, NVP, Avedon Capital Partners will as a minimum comply with the codes of conduct, valuation and disclosure guidelines of these organisations.