We support the aims of the Act and are committed to operating free from modern slavery. We take a proportionate, risk-based approach to modern slavery and do not tolerate any form of modern slavery, in any part of our business and/or supply chain.
We believe that the risk of modern slavery within our business and supply chains is relatively low. This is largely due to the sector we operate within (financial services), the large number of high-skilled individuals we employ and the nature of our supply chain.
Despite the perceived low risk, we believe that sustainable business practices are crucial to the success of a company and therefore we seek to manage carefully all forms of risk and the wider impact of our businesses and employees’ actions. We are committed to maintaining the highest level of ethical standards in the conduct of our business and within our supply chains and the actions of all our stakeholders and suppliers are key to maintaining our high standards and success.
Since 2014 we have participated in the United Nations Global Compact, a strategic initiative for business committed to aligning their strategies and operations with ten agreed principles. These principles cover areas such as human rights and labour, amongst others. By incorporating these principles into our policies and procedures we seek to uphold our basic responsibilities to all those within our business and supply chain.
We have a Whistleblowing Policy designed to encourage the responsible reporting of violations of the Robeco Code of Conduct (the “Code”) and/or any other malpractice, and to protect the individual(s) reporting any such abuse. We have a Whistleblower Committee responsible for dealing with and settling reports made under our Whistleblower Policy.