Support for water-related shareholder proposal at Imperial Oil Limited

20 April 2018

Norges Bank Investment Management will vote in favour of the shareholder proposal related to disclosure of water-related risks at the Annual General Meeting of Imperial Oil Limited on 27 April 2018.

Our rationale

We believe that companies should disclose their water management strategy, risks and opportunities on a sufficiently granular level to reflect both short- and long-term scenarios. Companies should strive to publicly report appropriate water data across operations. Public disclosure on relevant physical, regulatory or reputational water risks, and related responses, would enhance transparency and accountability on water management.

Expectation document on water management

Imperial Oil Limited resolutions

Management proposals 
1 Ratify PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Auditors FOR FOR
2.01 Elect David W. Cornhill FOR FOR
2.02 Elect Krystyna T. Hoeg FOR FOR
2.03 Elect Richard M. Kruger FOR WITHHOLD
2.04 Elect Jack M. Mintz FOR FOR
2.05 Elect David S. Sutherland FOR FOR
2.06 Elect D.G. Wascom FOR FOR
2.07 Elect Sheelagh D. Whittaker FOR FOR
Shareholder proposals 
3.00 Shareholder Proposal Regarding Lobbying Report AGAINST FOR
4.00 Shareholder Proposal Regarding Assessment of the Company's Water-Related Risks AGAINST FOR
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Norges Bank Investment Management’s approach to responsible investing includes disclosing our voting decisions, in some cases in advance of the relevant meeting. This is only intended to provide information and is not solicitation or encouragement as to how others should vote. This disclosure is not investment research, advice or recommendation. Norges Bank Investment Management’s voting intention is an internal decision and has not been agreed with any other shareholders. Norges Bank Investment Management is not subject to any prohibition on dealing after the publication of this disclosure. Norges Bank Investment Management’s holdings and holdings available for voting from time to time may differ from those set out in lists of holdings as of year-end.