EOS Investment Management Ltd as part of the EOS IM Group

Diversity, equity and inclusion (“DE&I”) are at the core of the identity of EOS Investment Management Ltd (“EOS IM” or the “Firm”) his employees and the wider EOS IM group’ employees (“EOS IM Group”), the way we operate and how we embrace our values. We are collectively committed to continuing to operate an environment where all diversity is valued, all practices are equitable and everyone experiences a more inclusive sense of belonging, where people are inspired to work as a team and lead inclusively in their daily interactions.

This statement (the “Statement”) sets out our approach to equal opportunities and the zero tolerance of discrimination in the workplace. This approach applies to all aspects and stages of employment with us, including recruitment, pay and conditions, training, appraisals, promotion, conduct at work, handling disciplinary and grievance matters should they arise, and departures from employment. Our approach is designed to foster a strong culture and develop this amongst staff members. By following DE&I principles, the firms within the EOS IM Group aim to also benefit, by support their attraction to the best talent across a broad spectrum of individuals. The approach thus helping us continue to provide a professional service to our clients, building a strong and transparent relationships with investors and other stakeholders. Such stakeholders expect the Firm to operate within an appropriate culture that ensures both returns from adherence to and trust in the DE&I principles, as well as returns in commercial terms. The purpose of this Statement, which forms part of the overall framework established by the firms in the EOS IM Group (supported by policies applied by the firms) is designed to make us (i) a successful and ethical business, and (ii) operates a culture and working environment that promotes opportunity, leadership and respect, believing in enhancing performance through the power of different perspectives.

We are committed to treating all staff and applicants for employment in a non-discriminatory manner. The Firm hires, trains and promotes staff on the basis of their experience, skills and qualifications, without regard to race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We will not condone any form of harassment. If individuals believe they have been victims of harassment, observe or witness behaviour they believe to be such, they are encouraged to report this to senior management, who will act promptly to eliminate negative conduct and establish appropriate behaviours. Throughout such processes, individuals will be protected and supported. The application of this Statement does not prohibit staff from filing a complaint with the other relevant and related authorities/bodies.

This Statement has been created to comply with the governance framework applied by EOS IM and the EOS IM Group, along with its legal, regulatory and ethical obligations.

This Statement was approved by the Board of Directors.