Responsible Investment

We’re committed to being a responsible investor

That means when you choose your pension with us we invest your payments in a responsible way. We aim to generate good returns whilst also making a positive contribution to our society and environment.

The majority of our assets are invested with our sister asset management company Royal London Asset Management (RLAM).

Investing money responsibly is part of everyday business for RLAM. RLAM’s Responsible Investment team oversees research into and engagement on environmental, social and corporate governance issues. To help influence positive change they vote at annual meetings, engage with management and advocate strong corporate governance.

Remember, the value of your investments could fall as well as rise and you could get back less than you paid in.

Governance and Stewardship

The UK Stewardship Code was published in July 2010. It aims to enhance the quality and effectiveness of engagement between institutional investors and companies, and to help improve long-term returns to shareholders. It also sets out principles of good practice that the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) believes institutional investors should aspire to when engaging with investee companies.

RLAM is fully supportive of the Stewardship Code and complies with the Code, in particular the seven principles contained in the document, about which you can read more in RLAM's full statement.