Helping companies achieve good standards of governance, along with strong environmental and social policies and systems is an important part of how we add value to the businesses in which our capital is invested.
APC is committed to invest and operate in accordance with World Bank/IFC guidelines and the ten principles set out in the UN’s Global Compact. APC and its investee companies will also be guided by its own specific policies focusing on the environment; climate change; business integrity; health and safety; and social considerations.
APC believes that operating to high Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards is a fundamental part of business success and long-term sustainability and looks to ensure that ESG considerations become an integrated process within APC, are a major priority and influence decision-making pre and post-investment.
APC is committed to helping the businesses in which its capital is invested to grow and flourish, not only by providing capital, but also by helping them achieve good ESG standards. APC will monitor, model and report on the ESG performance of its investments and is committed to making such information publicly available on a regular basis.
In Africa, some businesses may fall short of APC’s requirements at the time when they receive APC’s capital. Part of APC’s role will be to help these businesses to develop policies and systems that enable them to manage proactively the environmental and social risks associated with their operations in such a way as to add value to the business, while benefiting the workers, wider community and the environment at the local, regional, and national levels.