American Industrial Partners (“AIP”) believes that establishing and incorporating environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) principals in the investment process supports its commitment to creating sustainable industrial companies.
Core to AIP’s investment strategy is to improve the portfolio companies in which we invest, with the intent to create value by enhancing each portfolio company’s operations. AIP considers the following ESG factors in its underwriting and governance of portfolio company investments: improvement in employee health and safety, the reduction of carbon and other emissions, and the creation of jobs and strengthening of governance structures. We believe that a focus on ESG helps to increase each portfolio company’s performance and intrinsic value.
As part of AIP’s commitment to ESG, we partner with our portfolio companies to review the relevant company-level data that informs our evolving ESG principals and focus areas, and aids in identifying meaningful ESG opportunities as our portfolio companies mature.