Principles and policies

Sustainability is a permanent endeavor. That’s why Vontobel makes a long-term commitment to continuously improving its sustainable business management in all divisions.

  • Our sustainability principles

    Our 10 sustainability principles define our understanding of corporate responsibility and form the basis for our measures in social and environmental sustainability.

    Sustainability Principles (PDF)

  • Our Sustainability Committee

    Vontobel is committed to continuously improving its sustainability efforts. To support and coordinate these efforts, the Sustainability Committee formulates the sustainability strategy and sets specific objectives on the basis of the sustainability principles.

    Sustainability Committee (PDF)

  • Our Code of Conduct

    The Code of Conduct summarizes the principles and practices that define the way Vontobel does business. As part of it, we undertake to act ethically, responsibly and with integrity toward our clients, shareholders, employees, business partners, authorities and the general public.

    Code of Conduct (PDF)

  • Signatory of the PRI

    As a signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), Vontobel has pledged to take sustainability principles into account in the investment process and to encourage other market participants to observe them. This includes the active exercise of voting rights at general meetings and establishment of a constructive dialog with the management of other companies.

    Vontobel PRI Transparency Report

  • Our guidelines on cluster bombs and landmines

    No investment in controversial weapons

    Cluster munitions and landmines are banned by international convention. In 2012, Vontobel approved a Group-wide guideline that prohibits investment in companies that manufacture these types of arms.

    Vontobel guidelines on cluster bombs and landmines (PDF)

  • Voting and engagement

    We actively exercise voting rights for all sustainable and themed Vontobel funds. Furthermore, we maintain an active dialog with all companies in which the funds invest. In order to implement the exercise of voting rights and corporate dialog, Vontobel works with Hermes EOS (HEOS), a leading service provider in this field.

    In our report on Voting & Engagement, we regularly disclose how the voting rights for the themed products are exercised. We also provide examples of the ongoing dialog with companies.

    Find out more

  • Our Sustainable Purchasing Policy

    High environmental and social standards are very important to Vontobel we expect the same of our business partners. Further details are set out in “Vontobel’s Sustainable Purchasing Policy.” They form part of Vontobel’s General Terms and Conditions of Purchase.

    Guidelines for sustainable procurement (PDF)

  • Our guideline on public policy

    Vontobel makes no financial contributions to political parties and initiatives at home or abroad.

  

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Our Sustainability Signature Story

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Natalie Ernst

Corporate Sustainability Manager