Van Lanschot Kempen supports the intention of the Fair Bank Guide: making the sustainability policies and performances of the Dutch financial sector more transparent and comparable through independent review. At the same time, we are critical about the assessment method used by the Fair Bank Guide. Consequently, we do not always agree with the scores that we have received.
In addition to the Fair Bank Guide, various other rating agencies assess Van Lanschot Kempen's sustainability performance. The approach used by these agencies varies widely, from ‘very broad’ (all sustainability aspects are assessed) to ‘very specific’ (only a few elements are assessed, for instance tax issues, transparency or climate).
These rating agencies have unanimously given Van Lanschot Kempen positive ratings for many years. This underlines not only that Van Lanschot Kempen has defined a comprehensive sustainability policy that complies with all the international standards, but also that we have embedded this policy in our products and processes and provide comprehensive relevant disclosures.