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Number of companies engaged
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Individual / Internal staff engagements
Type of engagement
Besides this form of engagement AP4 is also involved in 39 nominations committees in Swedish companies, counting as Governance engagement.
Contact with companies differ from case to case. Contact with companies, and respones from companies could be via mail if the issue is less sever and easy to solve. There could also be visits to the headquarters or at different sites if the case is more complicated or more severe, but also for educational reasons for the portfolio managers and related staff for future situations. Regarding Swedish companies it is mainly contact with the Chairman or the CEO.
Together with The Church of England Pensions Board, Church Commissioners for England, are the Sweden’s Public Pension Funds Council on Ethics for AP1, AP2, AP3 and AP4, are leading a gobal independent public classification system that monitors the safety risk of mining company tailings dams.
The funds are jointly proposing that the new system should be independent of companies and require annual audits of all tailings dams as well as verification that the highest corresponding safety standards are being implemented. All reporting should be made public through an accessible database that communities, governments, civil society and investors can access.
Together with international investors engage with 10-15 international companies regarding remuniration, asking for real performance criterias in the programs.
Initiative to engage with companies using cobolt in their products
Food supply engagement with Systianalytics as lead. Looks at the risk for child labour and forced labour in the food industries supply chain.
Besides of different special engagement, AP4 is active in a number of Swedish Nomination Committées, engaging with Swedish companies in a number of issues where the outcome is hard to measure and/or takes some years before we could measure the outcome. On the Global market is AP4 active in the Council of Ethics, and of course through initiatives in connection to CO2. There are also a number of different initiatives that AP4 support and and have been engaged regarding corporate governace and the development of corporate governace. That is for example initiatives like CA100+, TPI and ICGN.