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ESG in focus

Our Clear Commitment

At NORD Holding, we take our responsibility for the environment and society very seriously. That is why we are fully committed to the ESG principles for sustainable and social action and responsible corporate governance.

Environmental

Protecting our environment is the most important basis for a future worth living in. That is why we are making an active contribution.

Social

We are committed to social justice and equal opportunities, which is why we invest in companies with the same principles.

Governance

We ensure transparent, value-based corporate governance -  even among our portfolio companies.

Key figures for our future

Climate-neutral by 2030

Our most important sustainability goal for NORD Holding is clear: climate neutrality by 2030. But we have also set ourselves ambitious goals in the social sector and in terms of responsible corporate governance, with which we are making our contribution to the present and future.

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Environmental

NORD Holding actively contributes to environmental protection and the fight against climate change with a variety of measures. In addition to gradually reducing our CO2-Footprints by 2030, we are involved in many international initiatives and projects.

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Social Responsibility

Social

NORD Holding Stiftung e. V. supports selected social projects in the Hanover region, in particular organizations for people in need. In addition, we follow Women's Empowerment Principles and thus contribute to promoting gender equality.

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Responsible corporate governance

Governance

Our management principles are based on transparency, responsibility and integrity - values that are also important to us in our portfolio companies. As a sponsor of Level 20, we also support the increased representation of women in the Private Equity sector.

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Organized ESG engagement

Our Memberships

NORD Holding participates in a variety of selected international initiatives, projects and networks to reach our ESG goals and principles.

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UNPRI – Principles for Responsible Investment

NORD Holding is committed to the implementation of the six principles for responsible investment.

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iCi – Climat International Initiative

Together with other Private Equity companies NORD Holding is helping to meet the Paris climate goals.

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LEVEL 20

As a sponsor and member of Level 20, NORD Holding supports the increased representation of women in the Private Equity sector.

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Climate Neutral Now

NORD Holding supports organizations and other stakeholders to act now to create a climate-neutral world by 2050.



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WEP – Women's Empowerment Principles

NORD Holding is committed to complying with various principles for equality and strengthening women in the workplace and in the market.

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NORD Holding Foundation e.V.

NORD Holding Stiftung e. V. specifically supports social projects for people in need. Therefore our team members contribute part of their income every year and thus strengthen the community in and with the region.

ESG history

Our ESG Milestones

Over 50 years of success and trust rely on maintaining the tried and tested and turning experience into creativity for new ideas - likewise in the future.

2024

First integrated sustainability report for NORD Holding

2023

Start Double materiality analysis (DWA) at NORD Holding

2023

Inclusion of external ESG Advisor in the ESG/Sustainability Council

2022

Signing of the Women Empowerment Principles

2022

Level 20 membership

2022

Membership in the Climat International Initiative (iCi)

2022

Introduction of VERSO software across the entire NORD Holding portfolio

2021

Introduction of ESG due diligence as part of acquisition and exit processes

2020

Establishment of ESG/Sustainability Council

2019

Membership in UNPRI — Principles for Responsible Investment

2019

Recording of CO2-Footprints (Scope 1 and 2) from NORD Holding

2009

Establishment of the NORD Holding Foundation for Charity in Hanover & the surrounding area
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Our ESG Team

NORD Holding has its own ESG team, which continuously follows trends and promotes the implementation of ESG best practices in the company.
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Sustainability disclosure

Learn more about our ESG commitment

Principles of our extensive commitment in the spirit of ESG principles.

Article 5 EU Disclosure Regulation

Information on the integration of sustainability risks into remuneration policy

NORD Holding's compensation policy was developed to support responsibility, transparency, accountability, performance and a motivating and trusting culture.

Article 4 EU Disclosure Regulation

Failure to take into account adverse effects of the investment decision on sustainability factors (Article 4 EU Disclosure Regulation)

Sustainability factors include environmental, social and employee concerns, respect for human rights and the fight against corruption and bribery. NORD Holding manages investment funds that invest in portfolio companies in the industrial, trade and services sectors. NORD Holding recognizes the great importance of taking into account, reducing or avoiding adverse effects on sustainability factors of investment decisions. However, collecting data from portfolio companies and providing them with them is still very difficult, as portfolio companies are often not yet subject to sustainability reporting requirements themselves. In addition, NORD Holding's influence on portfolio companies is very limited in many cases. As a result, the indicators for an annual quantitative disclosure of the adverse effects of investment decisions on sustainability factors are not yet available to a sufficient extent and of sufficient quality or reliability. NORD Holding therefore does not take into account the adverse effects of its investment decisions on sustainability factors. With regard to individual investment funds (product-related), NORD Holding is examining whether the adverse effects on sustainability factors can be taken into account as a binding part of the investment strategy in individual cases. In this case, the information will be disclosed in pre-contractual information, in annual reports and on the website, in accordance with Article 7 of the EU Disclosure Regulation. NORD Holding will also constantly check (including through active retrieval of data) whether, through continuous improvement of the data situation, the adverse effects of the investment decision on sustainability factors can be taken into account at company level in the future.

Corporate carbon footprint

We calculate our CO2 footprint every year with the help of a partner (Verso) in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. In doing so, we are constantly trying to reduce our own footprint and offset it by acquiring voluntary emission certificates. The emissions of our portfolio companies are measured separately and are not part of our footprint.

Article 3 EU Disclosure Regulation

Information on incorporating sustainability risks into investment decisions

The EU Disclosure Regulation for Sustainability-Related Disclosure Requirements in the Financial Services Sector (“SFDR”) has been in force since March 2021. The SFDR requires financial market participants such as NORD Holding to publish information on their strategies for incorporating sustainability risks into their investment decision processes.

Code of conduct

As NORD Holding, we are aware of our responsibility as an investment company. Responsible and ethical conduct is paramount for us and our employees.