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Our voting records

We update our voting record on a quarterly basis setting out how we cast our vote at each company meeting.

Voting record 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021*

The Sustainable Investing Team analysed 4,424 company meetings during the reporting period (2020: 3,828 company meetings). The tables below show a geographic breakdown of votes by region for the reporting period and an overview of how Fidelity voted on all ESG topics. Fidelity voted in support of management on all resolutions at 58% (2020: 67%) of the meetings that were analysed. Fidelity voted against management on one or more of the resolutions submitted at 38% of the meetings analysed (2019: 28%). Fidelity did not vote its holdings at a further 2% of the meetings (2020: 3%), the majority of these because they were meetings of Fidelity’s own funds.

Region Votes With Management Votes Against Management* Took no action** Blocked Abstain* TOTAL
Americas 760 472 0 0 3 1235
Asia 864 494 0 0 3 1361
Europe 260 418 71 37 3 789
Japan 213 123 0 0 1 337
MEA 21 27 0 0 3 51
Oceania 143 80 0 0 26 249
UK 306 81 4 2 9 402
TOTAL 2567 1695 75 39 48 4424

Source: Fidelity International, 31st December 2021.

This information is distinct from the voting record disclosed by Fidelity Management & Research Co.

* Includes all meetings where Fidelity abstained or voted against management in respect of one or more resolutions.

** Includes a small number of meetings where Fidelity’s votes were rejected.

Voting record 30 September 2021 to 31 December 2021*

Region Votes With Management Votes Against Management* Took no action** Blocked Abstain* TOTAL
Americas 35 52 0 0 0 87
Asia 146 42 0 0 0 188
Europe 55 27 61 13 1 157
Japan 14 9 0 0 0 23
MEA 4 6 0 0 0 10
Oceania 95 62 0 0 12 169
UK 38 15 2 1 3 59
TOTAL 387 213 63 14 16 693

* Includes all meetings where Fidelity abstained or voted against management in respect of one or more resolutions.

** Includes a small number of meetings where Fidelity’s votes were rejected.

Summary of votes cast

This chart shows a summary of votes cast by Fidelity between 30 September 2021 to 31 December 2021.

Summary of meetings by region

This chart shows a summary of votes cast by Fidelity between 30 September 2021 to 31 December 2021.

Any questions?

If you have any questions relating to the voting information set out on this page, please email ESGTeam@fil.com.