Sustainability work over time

We have a long history of working with sustainability issues in management. We have been pioneers as responsible owners on the Swedish stock market and globally in terms of climate strategies and reduced emissions.

For many years, we have worked continuously and long-term to contribute to reduced emissions and to increase the pace of climate change. It is equally important that we, as a large, active and committed owner, influence the companies we own to integrate sustainability issues into our own operations and encourage setting our own ambitious climate goals to promote the company's long-term development.

Already in 1986, we established principles for our corporate governance work and in 1993 we were the driving force in setting up the first Swedish nomination committee for institutional owners in Volvo. Our work as an active and responsible owner has continuously increased.

As per 30 June, 2022 we have votied at Annual General Meetings of 112 Swedish companies and 1,100 foreign companies. Ahead of the 2022 AGM season, AP4 served on the nomination committees of 47 Swedish companies.

We were also early adopters as investors in identifying climate risks in our portfolio and reducing these risks through climate strategies in our management. Since 2010, for example, we have more than halved the carbon footprint of the listed portfolio and are continuing to work on further ambitious climate targets.

Over the years, we have implemented many initiatives and development steps in corporate governance, climate and other sustainability areas and we will continue to do so in the future.