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AustralianSuper

PRI reporting framework 2017

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Overview

LEA 01. Description of approach to engagement

New selection options have been added to this indicator. Please review your prefilled responses carefully.

01.1. Indicate whether your organisation has a formal engagement policy.

01.2. Indicate what your engagement policy covers:

          Structure of engagement program (types of engagements) and who carries out engagement
        

01.3. Attach or provide a URL to your engagement policy. [Optional]

01.4. Provide a brief overview of your organization’s approach to engagement

AustralianSuper engages individually and collaboratively through ACSI.

AustralianSuper's individual engagement with companies focuses on companies in which we are already invested and is structured around three main types of engagement:

Ongoing relationship building: Generic topics of discussion with the companies are expected to revolve around business strategy, remuneration and governance issues often related to the Board. In addition, this form of engagement will our voting activity

Themes based engagement: This form of engagement may be informed by previous voting decisions or may be requested by the AustralianSuper Board as a priority thematic engagement topic.

Ad hoc specific issues engagement: For example for important resolutions for which the Fund votes "Against" should be typically preceded by engagement where possible.

Engagement through ACSI focuses on all Australian companies and it not necessarily restricted to companies in which we are invested (see their policy attached)

 

01.5. Additional information [optional]


LEA 02. Reasoning for interaction on ESG issues

02.1. Indicate the method of engagement, giving reasons for the interaction.

Type of engagement

Reason for interaction

Individual/Internal staff engagements

          Visibility for us as a large shareholder
        

Collaborative engagements

Service provider engagements

02.2. Additional information. [Optional]


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