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WHISTLEBLOWER POLICY

At Colonial First State (CFS), speaking up is a critical component of our values expectations. We arecommitted to fostering a culture where our people feel safe and are encouraged to report onmatters or conduct that concern them. The CFS Whistleblower Policy aims to provide clarity on howour people can express their concerns and what will happen if they do.

WORK HEALTH, SAFETY & 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 all 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:

  • An investment manager appointed to manage a managed investment scheme has the entitlement to vote on resolutions affecting individual investments.
  • The investment manager is obliged to act in the best interests of all unit holders in the managed investment scheme.
  • CFSIL generally does not seek to influence the investment manager’s vote and, in certain circumstances, is prohibited from doing so.
  • CFSIL does not engage a proxy adviser to advise on the exercise of voting rights.

POLICES 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.

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.