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Our approach to stewardship


The Aviva Investors Stewardship Policy sets out our approach to stewardship and in particular how we comply with the UK Stewardship Code.*
Aviva Investors fully supports the UK Stewardship Code and complies with all its principles.

We have supported the development of good governance in the UK and beyond for many years and will continue to do so. We very much hope that the Stewardship Code achieves its purpose of enhancing the quality of engagement between institutional investors and companies to help improve long term returns to shareholders and the effective exercise of governance responsibilities. We hope this information will enhance your understanding of the philosophy, beliefs and practices that drive Aviva Investors' behaviours as a major responsible institutional investor.


View Aviva Investors Stewardship Policy

What is the Stewardship Code?

The UK Stewardship Code is a set of principles and guidance for institutional investors which represents current best practice on how they should perform their stewardship duties.

more about the code

The principles

There are 7 principles under the Stewardship Code. Each principle is accompanied by guidance to help investors focus on how to meet the principles.

more about the principles


Please contact us if you have any question regarding our approach to the Stewardship Code


Links to related information



On our website
Aviva UK’s Stewardship Compliance Statement
Our Stewardship Policy

Corporate Governance home page

Corporate Governance and Corporate Responsibility Voting Policy

Voting & Engagement disclosures

 On the FRC website
FRC website (Stewardship Code)

FRC website (UK Corporate Governance Code)


 * This code is primarily applied to relevant investments managed from the UK. For further clarification please contact one of the team.