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International commitments

Aegon has a number of international commitments that guide our own internal practices and policies, and help shape our overall approach to sustainability. Learn more about them below.

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UN Declaration of Human Rights / International Labor Organization

Aegon has incorporated both the UN Declaration of Human Rights and the core labor and human rights standards of the International Labor Organization (ILO) into its Policy on Human Rights, Code of Conduct and its Diversity & Non-discrimination statement. Most potential risks we face are in our indirect business relationships and investments, which is why human rights are core to our Responsible Investment, and Sustainable Procurement policies.

UNEP-FI's 's Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI)

Aegon is one of the founding signatories of the UNEP-FI's 's Principles for Sustainable Insurance. The aim of the PSI is to make sure sustainability becomes "business as usual". The PSI comprises four basic principles. Against each of these principles, we've set ourselves specific goals and targets. Find out how we're performing...

Paris Pledge for Action

In 2015, Aegon signed the Parid Pledge for Action. In signing the Paris Pledge, Aegon committed to quickly and effectively contribute to the implementation of the Paris Agreement and accelerating the transformative changes needed to meet the climate change challenge.

UN Principles for Responsible Investment

Aegon is a signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, which sets out guidelines for how investors should take into account social, environmental and governance factors when making their investment decisions. When companies do not meet the standards outlined in our Responsible Investment Policy, we engage with them. For example, we were part of the PRI collaborative engagement on human rights and the extractive industry.

Global Reporting Initiative

Aegon is an Organizational Stakeholder of the Global Reporting Initiative, which is working toward common standards for corporate sustainability and non-financial reporting.

Carbon Disclosure Project

Aegon is a member of the Carbon Disclosure Project, which encourages companies to be more open about their greenhouse gas emissions.

International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)

Aegon is working with the IIRC and a number of other companies on a pilot program to help develop a new approach to corporate reporting, combining both financial and non-financial indicators.

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

In the United Kingdom, Kames Kapital - our UK asset management business - is a member of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, which encourages governments to be more transparent about proceeds from energy and mining.

Global Coalition on Aging

Aegon became a founding member of the Global Coalition on Aging in 2010. The Coalition seeks to raise awareness of aging issues among policymakers and the general public.

updated April 26, 2017

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