CIS has issued a new policy statement governing the investment strategy of its 'Environ' ethical unit trust.
While continuing to avoid the usual 'negative' investment areas of armaments, nuclear activity and tobacco. The new investment statement provides more detail on issues such as animal testing, use of chlorine in water, genetically modified foods and transport.
The strategy accepts a minimum amount of animal testing for medicines and cleaners used for safety purposes, providing testing is to the highest standard and meets with regulations.
The fund will invest is public transport, while avoiding car manufacturers.