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Press release

ERAFP updates its shareholder engagement guidelines with a focus on the fight against climate change

  • 29 February 2024
Paris, February 29, 2024 – At its meeting on February 8, the ERAFP board of directors updated its guidelines for shareholder engagement and its voting policy at general meetings (GA) for 2024.

After several years of implementation, ERAFP will continue in 2024 to deepen and enrich its orientations and will focus, in terms of shareholder engagement, on the fight against climate change, in particular through the promotion of strategies consistent with the objectives of the Paris Agreement, the fight against tax optimization practices by promoting increased transparency and will integrate the new theme of biodiversity, by promoting policies and strategies integrating these issues within portfolio companies.

In terms of voting, as part of the next general meeting season, ERAFP will continue to highlight on the fight against climate change, with a strengthening of its requirements in this area towards companies, since:

  • the profit allocation policy can be evaluated with regard to the Capex necessary for the implementation of a 1.5°C alignment plan
  • external resolutions and Say on Climate resolutions will be assessed based on ERAFP's commitments, translated by its fossil fuel and climate policies;
  • for companies operating in a sector with high climate challenges, director, Supervisory Board member, or chief executive officer reappointments may be evaluated using an identical grid of criteria to the methodology for analyzing climate-related resolutions;
  • a negative vote on the appointment and renewal of the auditors will be recommended in the event of manifest violations of the interests of shareholders in the evaluation of ESG and climate data.