At PHT Investment Group we evaluate environmental, social, and governance factors as part of our investment research process to help us effectively assess the long-term sustainability and durability of our Investments.
Our Approach to ESG
We believe ESG integration requires real commitment
PHT recognizes our responsibility to be careful stewards of capital. We have long implemented ESG initiatives designed to make our company stronger and more resilient. Many of these, like promoting sustainability and diversity, are considered core tenets of how we operate.
We have chosen to prioritize decarbonization, diversity and inclusion, and transparent governance with our customers and investors. Our focus on sustainability is rooted in our commitment and responsibility to create and protect value on behalf of clients and shareholders.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I)
PHT is committed to helping build a better, fairer society, starting with our own organization. We believe that a strong culture, in which inclusion and belonging are paramount, creates room for all of us to drive our purpose of helping more and more people experience financial well-being.
We engage our portfolio companies on DE&I initiatives through priority setting with management teams and providing them with access to human capital management resources. We take a systematic and data-driven approach to managing talent because we recognize that doing so leads to enhanced performance and reduces risk.
Path to Net Zero
How can we meet the goal of Net Zero?
“Net zero emissions” refers to achieving an overall balance between greenhouse gas emissions produced and greenhouse gas emissions taken out of the atmosphere.
Getting to net zero means we can still produce some emissions, as long as they are offset by processes that reduce greenhouse gases already in the atmosphere. To meet the goal of net zero, new emissions of greenhouse gases must be as low as possible.
The good news is that the technology exists to reach net zero – and it is affordable.
PHT’s Path Forward
A key element is powering our cold storage facilities with clean energy, replacing polluting coal, as well as gas and oil-fired power stations with renewable energy sources, such as wind or solar farms. This would dramatically reduce carbon emissions. Plus, renewable energy is now not only cleaner, but often cheaper than fossil fuels.
PHT is embracing these alternative and renewable energy sources – utilizing solar, cogeneration, microgrids and battery technology for our fresh produce Cold Storage facilities.