The GermanBlueChip Pool (GBC) acknowledges that companies’ actions have considerable impact on our societies and the environment. As responsible shareholder we believe it is our duty to investors and society as a whole to actively promote better corporate citizenship in the areas of environment, society and governance (ESG). It is our firm conviction, that sustainability in all ESG aspects can create a virtuous cycle benefiting companies’ profitability and our planet. In that regard GBC actively seeks to advance sustainability performance of all portfolio companies. All our portfolio companies have room for improvement. We intend to make an active contribution to reach better levels of sustainability, thereby striving to work on all levels with shareholders, the board and management. Our sustainability framework is guided by the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). In our sustainability framework we emphasize our focus on a circular economy, community and diversity. In those areas GBC is convinced to have the strongest impact.