Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation (SFDR)

The European Union has launched an ambitious Sustainable Action Plan in order to reorient capital flows towards a more sustainable economy, foster long-termism and manage the increasing importance of sustainability risks.

As part of this plan, SFDR prescribes mandatory disclosures to be made by asset managers and investment funds relating to sustainable investments and sustainability risks, applicable from March 10, 2021. 

Entity Disclosure

The following documents provide the entity level information related to sustainability risk policies and adverse sustainability impacts:

-Article 3: Information on How we Integrate Sustainability into the Investment Decision-Making Process

-Article 4: Information Regarding the Consideration of Principal Adverse Impacts of Investment Decisions on Sustainability Factors

-Article 5: Information on How Our Remuneration Policy is Consistent with the Integration of Sustainability Risks

Products Disclosure

Another core requirement of SFDR is the classification of financial products into one of the following:

-Article 6 – Non-ESG focused financial products

-Article 8 – Financial products which promote environmental or social characteristics

-Article 9 – Financial products which have sustainable investment as their objective

We have given a significant consideration to our internal classification process, setting strict standards for Article 8 and 9 categories.

The following documents (Article 10) disclose information on the methodologies used to assess, measure and monitor the ESG impact of the sustainable investments selected for all our products that qualify as:

FlexShares Developed Markets High Dividend Climate ESG UCITS ETF (QDFD)

FlexShares Developed Markets Low Volatility Climate ESG UCITS ETF (QVFD)

FlexShares Emerging Markets High Dividend Climate ESG UCITS ETF (QDFE)

FlexShares Emerging Markets Low Volatility Climate ESG UCITS ETF (QVFE)

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) have been categorized as Category 8 funds.

To access each of our Funds and their documentation, please visit:

FlexShares Developed Markets High Dividend Climate ESG UCITS ETF (QDFD)

FlexShares Developed Markets Low Volatility Climate ESG UCITS ETF (QVFD)

FlexShares Emerging Markets High Dividend Climate ESG UCITS ETF (QDFE)

FlexShares Emerging Markets Low Volatility Climate ESG UCITS ETF (QVFE)