The Company was founded on the belief that renewable investments created the opportunity for attractive and stable returns whilst advancing the decarbonisation of the energy markets.
As a pioneer in the renewable market, the Company has always had a clearly articulated environmental focus and believes that management of material ESG issues is essential for long-term success.
ESG presents companies with the opportunity to take responsibility for their impact and take positive action towards building a sustainable future. The Company will continue to enhance its ESG activities as part of its dedication to creating an ESG approach which will maximise the benefit to both society and the environment over the long term.
gWh of renewable energy generated 1
tonnes of CO2e savings achieved 2
houses powered with renewable energy 3
paid to community benefit schemes 4
The Company is taking an evidence-based approach to the management of ESG.
The Company performed a materiality assessment to identify its ESG priorities.Read More
As an Investment Trust, the Company relies entirely on external advisers for its activities.
ESG management is the responsibility of the Investment Adviser and other Bluefield companies which service the portfolio.How the Company manages ESG
The Company is developing its ESG strategy.
This will align with global ESG frameworks, such as the Sustainable Development Goals.Learn more about our strategy
Management of material ESG issues is essential to the achievement of long-term, sustainable returns.
Learn how sustainability risks are integrated into the Company’s investment process.Learn more here
ESG considerations are integrated across the asset lifecycle.
On behalf of the Company, the Investment Adviser and Bluefield companies implement environmental and social initiatives across the portfolio, including biodiversity and community benefit schemes.Learn more here
The Company will communicate its ESG activities with the highest level of transparency.
The Company will continue to evolve its ESG reporting in line with global ESG frameworks and applicable ESG legislation, such as the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation and EU Taxonomy.Learn more
With the information available to date, the Board considers that the Company promotes environmental or social characteristics in accordance with Article 8 of the SFDR.
The Company plays an important role in the decarbonisation of the UK's energy sector.
Given its widened investment mandate, the Company is well positioned to support renewable energy growth targets and assist the transition to a sustainable future. As at 30 June 2022, the Company achieved over 120,000 tonnes of CO2e savings and powered the equivalent of 215,000 homes for a year.
If managed correctly, a solar farm can return intensively farmed land back into natural meadow.
The Company is taking an informed approach to enhancing biodiversity across the portfolio, working with a specialist consultant to deliver a biodiversity strategy. An update on progress will be provided in due course.
Beehives have been implemented across the portfolio.
An additional 11 hives have been installed, bringing the total hives in the portfolio to 14. As well as supporting local bee farmers, it is hoped the pollinators will enhance surrounding ecosystems.
The Company views its relationships with local communities as highly important.
Local stakeholder feedback is considered as part of the build out of new capacity and local resource and labour is utilised where possible. The Company paid over £154,000 to community benefit schemes during the last financial year, to help fund local projects.
The Company recognises the value of diversity.
Whilst the Company has no direct employees, it is important to the Board that the Investment Adviser and other Bluefield companies maintain an inclusive working environment.
Community Benefits in action.
The Weasenham Parish Council have used their community benefit payments to help fund a large project – the replacement of a derelict building on the recreation ground, with the aim of restoring community spirit and a new football team.
Anna Coke, Chair of Weasenham Parish Council, said, “The whole project has been a huge success…It just shows what can be achieved with an annual benefit payment combined with a strong sense of community and a determined Parish Council.”
ESG due diligence has been enhanced for key third parties.
By engaging on ESG topics, the Investment Adviser can evaluate the ESG offering of the contractor and ensure the ESG priorities of the Company are understood prior to engagement. The Bluefield Group also ensures that its counterparties have never been sanctioned by a regulatory body and uphold principles embodied in the anti-bribery, anti-money laundering and antislavery & trafficking legislation.
The Company is committed to ensuring that modern slavery is not associated with its supply chains or any part of its business.
In relation to allegations of forced labour in the polysilicon supply chain, the Company is working closely with the Investment Adviser to ensure appropriate action is taken to investigate this matter.Read more
Health & Safety is of the highest importance to the Company and its service providers.
Every asset owning SPV holds Health & Safety policies, standards and process requirements, to which all contractors must observe and comply. Approved contractors (including those companies within the Bluefield Group) undergo annual Health & Safety audits by the SPVs, to ensure internal compliance. More detail on the Company’s approach to Health & Safety can be found within its latest ESG report.
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