The Scheme's Statement of Investment Principles is available on our website:
The trustees recognise that with ownership comes responsibility and they are committed to exercising their influence and control to promote the long term sustainability of the Scheme’s investments. The trustees believe that well governed companies that manage their businesses in a responsible way will produce higher returns over the long term. The Scheme’s responsible investment strategy has an important role to play in safeguarding and enhancing the long term value of the Scheme’s assets.
The Scheme employs a voting and engagement overlay service, EOS at Federated Hermes, to engage with companies in which it invests and encourage them to maintain high standards of governance and to operate in a socially and environmentally responsible way. In addition to engagement at the company level, EOS works on the Scheme’s behalf to engage with public, industry and regulatory bodies in the various markets in which the Scheme invests to promote better practices.