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Our understanding of sustainability

Because we want to make a positive contribution to healthy economic and social development, we regularly scrutinize the impact of our activities on our clients, business partners, employees, the environment and society.

As a family company, it is important to us that our children and grandchildren inherit an environmentally, socially and economically healthy world. Our third Sustainability Report highlights the goals we have set for ourselves in this area, how we intend to achieve them and the efforts we have made in the last two years to contribute to sustainable development.

Sustainability Report 2015/2016 (PDF)

Environment

LGT is committed to protecting the environment and climate on many levels, including through:

  • Energy efficiency measures and buying energy from renewable sources,
  • Cutting waste and using water sparingly,
  • Using environmentally friendly, socially responsible materials.
  • Offsetting all of its CO2 emissions by sponsoring a small-scale hydropower project in Honduras. By supporting this endeavour, which has Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) certification, LGT is also helping to fund schooling and healthcare initiatives in the region.
  • Being a partner of the Swiss Climate Foundation which assists small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Switzerland and Liechtenstein that take measures to save energy or develop climate-friendly products.

Social engagement

  • LGT is committed to upholding the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact.
  • LGT contrubutes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (UN Agenda 2030)
  • LGT attaches great value to developing and fostering its staff, promoting personal development through its in-house corporate university, the Liechtenstein Academy.
  • LGT offers its employees attractive working conditions and enables them to achieve a good work-life balance.
  • The LGT Employee Volunteering Program lets employees engage on a voluntary basis in assisting disadvantaged people and supporting environmental projects.
  • LGT Venture Philanthropy supports fledgling, growing social organizations in Latin America, Africa, India, Southeast Asia and China with funding, know-how and access to networks, thus improving the quality of life of disadvantaged people.

Responsible investing

  • LGT Capital Partners has signed up to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) and is thus committed to following them.
  • LGT Capital Partners is a member of the Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen and the European Sustainable Investment Forum (Eurosif), the European umbrella organization for sustainable investing.
  • LGT is a founding member of Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF)

LGT’s investment universe applies internationally recognized standards with respect to controversial weapons. It excludes companies involved in manufacturing or distributing nuclear weapons, land mines, cluster bombs/munitions and biological and chemical weapons.

"We have managed our buildings based on sustainable criteria for many years now. LGT has been carbon-neutral since 2010 and we will be working hard over the next few years to reduce our environmental footprint even further."

 

André Lagger, CEO LGT Financial Services