Environmental and social responsibility

Terra Firma considers the environmental and social issues surrounding our investments

Terra Firma encourages its portfolio businesses to be aware of and to manage material environmental and social risks affecting their businesses.

As a reflection of our commitment to building sustainable businesses, in 2011 Terra Firma became a signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI). The UN PRI promotes the integration of consideration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues into investment, due diligence and management processes.

Terra Firma is a carbon neutral business: We carefully measure our carbon footprint and offset emissions through investment in projects which bring environmental and social benefits. 

In 2013, we invested in three certified projects to offset our emissions: a program supporting fuel efficient cookstoves in Uganda, as well as wind power and hydropower projects in Turkey.

Our UK businesses participate in the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme and Terra Firma have supported their efforts and investments in reducing energy consumption.

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Jack Mervis (Associate) 

"Far from removing the urgency for private equity to work better with the wider community, the credit crunch has increased the need for us to work with the world at large and provide value to all stakeholders"

Guy Hands, Paris Super Investor Conference, 2008