Engagement: talking to companies
Achmea encourages good corporate governance and corporate social responsibility by talking actively to companies in whose shares or corporate bonds it invests. The process usually takes three years. Achmea Investment Management (Achmea IM) carries out the engagement policy. Through the dialogue with companies that Achmea IM undertakes on Achmea’s behalf, we try to enhance investment value and sustainable conduct and quality of governance. Active, engaged ownership of shares or bonds can cover human rights, working conditions, environment and ethics, but subjects such as changes in the corporate structure, controlling rights or remuneration policy are also addressed. A condition is that the company’s management can influence the issue.