A heart for the planet and people

From the beginning in 2000, Mercier Vanderlinden has attached great importance to the social-ecological impact we have on society.

We believe it is important to assume our social responsibility as a company.

“ We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ”

— Winston Churchill

Socially responsible investing

Since 2017, Mercier Vanderlinden is listed as a signatory of the UNPRI (United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment). By subscribing to the UNPRI, we have committed ourselves to improving the transparency of our investment process with regard to the application of ESG criteria.

As a long-term investor, we also want to play a shareholder role in the companies in which we invest in order to give concrete expression to “sustainable investment” and to respect the international ESG standards.

Furthermore, our company attaches great importance to sustainability and transparency. By taking into account global information regarding the environment, society and corporate governance – “environmental, social and governance” or “ESG” criteria – we are convinced that we can make better-founded decisions.

Carbon Neutral

Mercier Vanderlinden takes responsibility for its climate impact

Mercier Vanderlinden became the first carbon-neutral asset manager in Belgium in 2016 and has remained CO2-neutral for the fourth year in a row.

In this respect, we have mapped out our environmental footprint and made efforts to improve and reduce our emissions (e.g. through switching to green electricity and installing solar panels, the energy-conscious renovation of our offices and advocating more electric vehicles in the fleet).

However, some emissions are unavoidable and still have a global impact for which future generations will pay a high price. That is why Mercier Vanderlinden decided to work with CO2logic to become CO2 neutral and take responsibility for its own impact instead of passing the consequences on to society.

Carbon Neutral

Mercier Vanderlinden takes responsibility for its climate impact

Mercier Vanderlinden became the first carbon-neutral asset manager in Belgium in 2016 and has remained CO2-neutral for the fourth year in a row.

In this respect, we have mapped out our environmental footprint and made efforts to improve and reduce our emissions (e.g. through switching to green electricity and installing solar panels, the energy-conscious renovation of our offices and advocating more electric vehicles in the fleet).

However, some emissions are unavoidable and still have a global impact for which future generations will pay a high price. That is why Mercier Vanderlinden decided to work with CO2logic to become CO2 neutral and take responsibility for its own impact instead of passing the consequences on to society.

Charity

Mercier Vanderlinden engages itself

Mercier Vanderlinden has also been supporting various Belgian charitable organisations for several years. Each year, our employees have the opportunity to suggest an organisation that is close to their hearts. Ten projects are then democratically selected for financial support. In this way, Mercier Vanderlinden supports the activities of organisations that are active in helping underprivileged people, care for the disabled, scientific research and numerous other fields.

This year, special attention was exceptionally paid to research into COVID-19. For example, we recently decided to support two studies financially: KULeuven (COVID-19 solidarity action) and Stichting St Luc (#Clapandact). Today, more than ever, it is important to contribute to the fight against this virus.