Provide an overview of how you ensure that your agreed-upon voting policy is adhered to, giving details of your approach when exceptions to the policy are made.
We receive notification from our proxy voting company (ISS) each and everytime there is an upcoming vote or corporate action. Each time we are informed of the voting recommendation by ISS and we have the opportunity to review the recommendation before voting is completed. Our policy is to always vote in line with company management if that is the recommendation by ISS. If they recommend a vote against company management, we will review the reasons why and may suggest a different outcome. In rare situations, ISS may recommend a vote for company management and we disagree with this for specfic reasons and ask that they amend their vote. We have access to an online tool which shows us all the votes cast during the year. We review this annually to ensure that all voting opportunitites have been taken.