Companies with good environmental, social and governance (ESG) management often perform better and deliver superior returns over time, both for you and society. We don’t just invest in companies we actively engage with them, promoting sustainable business practises and helping them manage risks. This helps us deliver better performance for you.

Explore our principles and practises around sustainability in Schroders’ responsible investment documents

Environmental, Social and Governance Policy

The UK Stewardship Code - Schroders' statement of compliance

UN Principles for Responsible Investment - Schroders' statement of compliance

Shareholder Rights Directive (SRD) II statement

Screening and exclusions

Schroders fully supports the international conventions on Cluster Munitions, Anti-Personnel Mines, and Chemical and Biological Weapons. We will not knowingly hold any security that is involved in the production, stockpiling, transfer and use of these weapons.

We can manage segregated accounts which can be tailored to your preferences with explicit exclusion lists.  Utilising specialist research we can help develop investment universes that reflect your values and exclude companies that have a material exposure to a particular
issue or breach international standards.

Group exclusion list (as of August 2020)

Company Name


Anhui Great Wall Military Industry Co Ltd


Aryt Industries


Aselan Elektronic




Bharat Dynamics Ltd


China Aerospace Science and Technology


China Aerospace Science and Industry


China North Industries Group Corp (Norinco)


Hanwha Corporation


LIG Nex1

South Korea

Motovilikha Plants JSC


Poongsan Corporation

South Korea

Poongsan Holdings Corp.

South Korea



Sichuan Academy of Aerospace Technology


Splav State Research


*Removed in 2020: Ashot Ashkelon Industries, Reunert, Aselsan Elektronik Sanayi Ve Ticaret and Singapore Technologies Engineering

Industry involvement

To improve sustainability standards across sectors and promote the development of ESG within the investment industry, we support and collaborate with a variety of industry groups, organisations and initiatives.


Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative – 2020

Carbon Disclosure Project -  Climate Change 2006, Water 2010 and Forest 2013

UN Principles of Responsible Investment - 2007

Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change – 2007

Paris Pledge for Action – 2015

Financial Reporting Council – 2010

Global Investor Statement on Climate Change – 2010

Transitions Pathway Initiative – 2017

Climate Action 100+ - 2017

EFAMA Stewardship Code – 2018 

Investor Stewardship Group – 2018 

Powering Past Coal Finance Principles (PPCA) – 2019

UNEP Principles for Responsible Banking – 2019

Green Bond Principles (GBP) 2019

Social Bond Principles (SBP) 2019

United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) 2020


French SIF - 2019

TCFD Consortium – 2019

Japan Stewardship Initiative – 2019

Japan Climate Initiative -2020

Nikkei ESG Forum -

Human Capital Management Coalition - 2020

National Association of Pension Fund (NAPF) - 1987

Investment Association Corporate Governance and Engagement Committee - 1988 and CEO, Peter Harrison is currently Chair of the Investment Association (IA) Board

UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) - 2000

European Funds and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) - 2004

European Sustainable Investment Forum (Euro SIF) - 2005

UK Corporate Governance Forum – 2004

Institute of Business Ethics (IBE) – 2012

Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA) – 2015

International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) 2015

Investor Forum – 2015

SWESIF – 2016

Eumedion – 2017 

Investment Association Sustainability and Responsible Investment Committee  – 2018

Sustainability Accounting Standards Board Alliance (SASB) 2018

Coalition for Climate Resilient Investment (CCRI) – 2019

Responsible Investment Association of Australasia (RIAA) 2020