SRI is a type of investment which means to reconcile economic performance and environmental and social impact by financing companies contributing to sustainable development regardless of the sector in which they operate. Being a socially responsible company means underlining three criteria called “ESM” criteria: environmental, social and management criteria. The environmental one refers to the impact on natural ecosystems (greenhouse gas emissions, energy savings, waste management, use of renewable energies…). The social one refers to the relationship between the company and its employees, its suppliers, its clients (respecting Labour Laws and Humans’ Rights, health policies, well-being in the workplace…). The management one relates to the way the company is run (financial transparency particularly about senior staff’s wages and the fight against corruption…). Today, the SRI label only concerns funds which are respecting those criteria. Eventually, those funds will also be able to invest in states or regional authorities.
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The SRI label in brief
The SRI label is a tool for choosing sustainable and responsible investments. Created and supported by the Finance Ministry, the label goal is to increase the visibility of SRI products among savers in France and Europe. The SRI is an investment which aims at reconciling economic performance, social and environmental impact by financing the companies which contribute to the sustainable development in all the business sectors. The SRI label, issued to the term of a strict process of labelling led by independent bodies, constitutes a unique mark for the savers wishing to participate in a more sustainable economy.