Guidelines on ESG Factors

Guidelines on Environmental Factors

Devon incorporates Environmental factors into our decision making in order to understand all relevant long-term risks associated with the companies that we own and are analyzing. The following Environmental factors broadly represent what will be considered:

  • Climate change – e.g. carbon emissions, climate change
  • Natural capital – e.g. water stress, biodiversity and land use, raw material sourcing
  • Pollution and waste – e.g. toxic emissions and waste, packaging material and waste, electronic waste
  • Environmental opportunities – e.g. clean technology, green building, renewable energy

Guidelines on Social Factors

Devon incorporates Social factors into our decision making in order to understand all relevant long-term risks associated with the companies that we own and are analysing. The following Social factors broadly represent what will be considered:

  • Human capital –e.g.  labour management, health and safety, human rights violations, supply chain and labor standards
  • Community relations
  • Animal welfare
  • Product liability – e.g. product safety and quality, chemical safety, privacy and data security, health and demographic risk
  • Controversial sourcing
  • Diversity

Guidelines on Governance Factors

Devon incorporates Governance factors into our decision making in order to understand all relevant long-term risks associated with the companies that we own and are analysing. The following Governance factors broadly represent what will be considered:

  • Corporate governance – e.g.: board, pay, ownership, accounting
  • Controversial investments
  • Corporate behavior – e.g. business ethics, anti-competitive practices, corruption and instability, tax transparency