Riparian Capital Partners Pty Limited (‘RCP’) is committed to implementing, monitoring and reviewing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices across the business and across assets managed by the firm. Our ambition is to continuously improve our understanding of sustainability and continuously strengthen our practices.
Consistent with our ambition to continually strengthen our practices, RCP is a provisional signatory to the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investing (UNPRI). RCP’s ESG policy integrates these principles into investment considerations and processes. Additionally, RCP will endeavour to integrate the Global Investment Impact Rating System (GIIRS) standards into investment processes and reporting as appropriate metrics are confirmed and investment activities are progressed.
RCP’s ability to successfully manage ESG factors is directly interlinked with our ability to sustainably deliver attractive returns to our investors. In our view, there is no bifurcation between investment returns and sustainability but rather as long-term investors in agriculture we are incentivised to advance our ESG practices overtime.
RCP is committed to:
- performing appropriate due diligence on environmental and social impacts associated with investments;
- providing safe workplace environments;
- ensuring that appropriate risk mitigation strategies are employed and monitored throughout an investment’s lifecycle; and
- providing appropriate governance structures for investments on an ongoing basis.
Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S)
RCP investments include operational businesses and assets – therefore the safety of employees, contractors, customers, visitors and the community are paramount in the objectives of these businesses and assets.
RCP aims to achieve zero injuries, occupational related diseases, equipment damage and environmental incidences. OH&S is integrated into investments through risk assessment, hazard identification, monitoring and management.
During due diligence an external inspection is typically undertaken, and a comprehensive OH&S report reviewed prior to investment. Mitigation plans are agreed on with partners and the timeframe for rectification is monitored by asset managers and reported to the Risk Committee. An annual independent audit is undertaken and results reviewed by the Risk Committee. On an annual basis operating partners sign-off on OH&S compliance.