Corporate Social Responsibility

Ashmore (Ashmore Group plc and its affiliated companies in and outside the UK) recognises the importance of Corporate & Social Responsibility (CSR) incorporating transparency, fairness, accountability and integrity and believes that these principles are fundamental to the Group’s operations. Ashmore Group plc has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since October 2006 and sees CSR as a continually evolving process. Ashmore is a signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI).

Investing in Emerging Markets

Ashmore believes that its reputation as an ethical, trustworthy provider of investment services is essential to its core purpose of helping clients to build their financial security. The Group seeks to establish and maintain long term relationships with its clients and intermediaries. Ashmore believes this to be a fundamental pre-requisite for growth of its business.

Employees

Ashmore directly employs approximately 300 people in 11 countries worldwide, excluding employees in companies significantly controlled by funds that Ashmore manages. Ashmore’s people have always been its most important asset, at the heart of everything it does. The Group has many talented people and it remains a priority to develop, manage and retain this talent in order to deliver the potential of the organisation. Ashmore wishes to be an employer which the most talented people aspire to join wherever it operates.

Ashmore seeks to ensure that its workforce reflects, as far as practicable, the diversity of the many communities in which its operations are located. Ashmore also recognise the diverse needs of its employees in managing the responsibilities of their work and personal lives, and believes that achieving an effective balance in these areas is beneficial to both Ashmore and the individual.

Environment

As a company whose business is fundamentally based on intellectual capital and does not own its business premises, Ashmore has a limited direct impact on the environment but nevertheless recognises that it has a responsibility to manage this as effectively as possible. The Group continues to promote energy efficiency and the avoidance of waste throughout its operations and a number of initiatives, such as the recycling of paper, glass and other waste and the use of ‘green’ energy, are encouraged.

Ashmore CSR report