Regardless of issuer, operations should be conducted in a financially, environmentally and socially responsible manner. Första AP-fonden's view is that the companies themselves are responsible for compliance with international conventions, regardless of whether these are directed to national governments, to individuals or to companies and organizations. As a minimum, Första AP-fonden expects all of the companies it invests in to live up to the ten principles for corporate responsibility that are defined in the UN's Global Compact and which include issues related to corporate sustainability.
The policy is implemented both by integrating ESG issues in investment decisions, external manager selection and monitoring and through active ownership. Progress is reported at least annually to the board. The Fund´s Ownership policy is reviewed annually at a minimum.