By exercising our voting rights, we encourage companies to raise the quality of their governance and improve their sustainability. We expect that over time this will benefit shareholder value. Companies that have matters in order—for example, a sound corporate structure or strong environmental and human rights policies—often perform better over the long term. In other words: proper corporate governance is good for Achmea and for its stakeholders.
The voting policy has developed into the way Achmea votes on subjects such as directors’ appointments, capital structure and remuneration policy. The voting policy is outlined here
and set out in detail here