At Colonial First State (CFS), speaking up is a critical component of our values expectations. We are committed to fostering a culture where our people, suppliers and other third parties feel safe and are encouraged to report on matters or conduct that concern them. The CFS Whistleblower Policy aims to provide clarity on how our people, suppliers and other third parties can express their concerns and what will happen if they do.
- Online - You can raise your concern securely online.
- Call - 1800 500 965 - a 24/7 dedicated service
The FairCall Manager KPMG Forensic
PO Box H67 Australia Square
Sydney NSW 1213
Or contact a nominated person as listed in the policy.
Work, Health, Safety and Wellbeing Policy
Colonial First State (CFS) is committed to providing a safe and healthy place to work. We aim to eliminate or mitigate all risks to physical and psychological health, as far as practicable, and comply with all applicable legislation and regulations. Our Work Health, Safety & Wellbeing Policy sets out how CFS will deliver on our commitments. This policy applies to all workers who work for, or provide services to CFS, and to all visitors to our workplaces.
Proxy Voting and Voting Rights
Colonial First State Investments Limited (CFSIL), as the responsible entity, appoints investment managers that are empowered to take responsibility for most aspects of corporate governance in relation to the assets held by Colonial First State’s funds. CFSIL’s policy on voting has the following principles:
- CFSIL has mandated appointed investment managers to vote resolutions for Australian listed companies on our behalf;
- CFSIL requires appointed investment managers voting on behalf of CFSIL to have a Proxy Voting Policy and confirms every two years as part of the CFSIL operational due diligence process
- The investment manager is obliged to act in the best interests of all unit holders in the managed investment scheme
- CFSIL engages a third-party proxy adviser to provide voting recommendations for non-Australian listed companies. CFSIL agrees with the providers’ corporate governance principles and voting guidelines. The final right to vote for most non-Australian listed companies stays with CFSIL. There are instances where CFSIL has mandated the appointed Investment manager to vote resolutions for non-Australian listed companies.
Policies for Suppliers
CFS Standard Terms and Conditions
This document contains the standard terms and conditions that CFS uses to issue Purchase Orders to suppliers. We are in the process of implementing a Source to Pay Technology solution and will be sharing increased functionality in the coming months to help us collaborate with suppliers.
NOTE: These are CFS standard terms and conditions of supply. If you are concerned about any term or condition of these terms and conditions, please contact CFSProcurement@cfs.com.au
CFS Third Party Code of Conduct
The Third Party Code of Conduct outlines our commitments to, and our expectations of Third Parties that provides goods or services to or on behalf of CFS, including sub-contractors.