Family-owned for six generations, COFRA is united around a common mission – to amaze customers and be a force for good. The enterprise cares deeply about people and the communities it serves, striving to have a lasting positive impact on society and the environment.
Like-minded professionals throughout the organisation share in the family owners’ mission to make a real difference every day.
The value of human life, working together for the common good, looking after the planet and treating others as you would like to be treated – these are the ethical values at the heart of the family owners’ commercial and philanthropic endeavours. They provide a framework and culture focused on doing the right thing, upholding human dignity, operating sustainably and promoting social justice in everything we do, no matter the circumstances our world is facing.
Performing sustainably and reaching for the highest ethical standards starts from within. In each of their industries, COFRA companies aim to set a benchmark in the way they operate, meeting the needs of today without compromising the opportunities of tomorrow.
This creates the platform and inspiration for instigating long-term transformation, for example through foundations which work with a whole range of partners to tackle some of the toughest challenges out there.
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations are integral to the investment philosophy and ownership strategy of Bregal. This approach aims to address and improve ESG performance of portfolio companies. For example, Bregal's innovative Sustainable Development Fund provides capital to portfolio companies exclusively targeting initiatives that improve environmental and social sustainability performance. In 2017, Bregal Investments ratified its commitment by signing the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI).