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Action is being taken to assess and reduce our impact on the planet, and we are committed to seek how to further reduce the environmental impact of our operations. Meaningful steps are being taken to demonstrate our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint, while ensuring the decisions we make now and ongoing, are in line with our members’ expectations.


United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals are used to guide us in delivering more sustainable consumption

United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 7, 12, 13
Taking action
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To progress our sustainable consumption journey, we have reduced our travel and introduced lower energy lighting in our offices. A range of other activities are being investigated and implemented where suitable to further reduce our impact on the environment.

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Less than 2% of our investments are in the energy sector. Our Responsible Investment Policy governs our response to complex environmental, social and governance issues that arise from investing in companies, and through active ownership we seek to influence policy on invested companies’ carbon emissions.

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Avant has reduced its printing as part of its switch to digital communication strategy including for renewal notices and AGM notices, while respecting members’ preferences for print when requested. Where we do use paper, we ensure it is from sustainable sources.

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