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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 2020 to 31 December 2020*

The Sustainable Investing Team analysed 3,828 company meetings during the reporting period (2019: 4,369 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 67% (2019: 71%) of the meetings that were analysed. Fidelity voted against management on one or more of the resolutions submitted at 28% of the meetings analysed (2019: 24%). Fidelity did not vote its holdings at a further 3% of the meetings (2019: 2%), 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 633 343 7 0 13 996
Asia 958 221 10 0 6 1195
Europe 270 308 70 33 7 688
Japan 207 103 0 0 0 310
MEA 28 16 0 0 0 44
Oceania 112 51 1 0 29 193
UK 339 44 4 3 12 402
TOTAL 2547 1086 92 36 67 3828

Source: Fidelity International, 31st December 2020.

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 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021*

The Sustainable Investing Team analysed 3106 company meetings during the reporting period. 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 57.5% of the meetings that were analysed. Fidelity voted against management on one or more of the resolutions submitted at 40.9% of the meetings analysed. Fidelity did not vote its holdings at a further 0.4% of the meetings, 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 688 357 0 0 1 1046
Asia 502 369 0 0 3 874
Europe 166 364 10 18 2 560
Japan 190 107 0 0 1 298
MEA 13 14 0 0 3 30
Oceania 37 14 0 0 6 57
UK 190 45 1 1 4 241
TOTAL 1786 1270 11 19 20 3106

* 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 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021.

Summary of meetings by region

This chart shows a summary of votes cast by Fidelity between 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021.

Any questions?

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