Provide an overview of how you ensure your voting policy is adhered to, giving details of your approach when exceptions to the policy are made.
If we are commisioned with voting, then we will vote according to our voting policy. The voting points are released weeks before the general meetings, which give us time to identify environmental, social and governance themes issues that we want to address. The service provider and Ivox/ Glas Lewis provide us with their own research, which support our voting policy. We report to our clients if we defere from the management recommendations with a regular quarterly report.
Besides following our own voting policy we also are contractually obligated to consider voting policies of our clients.