How to apply


Organisations will have to submit a final annual Stewardship Report explaining how they have applied the Code over a 12-month period. The Report must be reviewed and approved by the applicant’s governing body, and signed by the chair, chief executive or chief investment officer.

First applications for the UK Stewardship Code 2020 closed on 31 March 2021 for asset managers and service providers and 30 April 2021 for asset owners. The next window to be included in the list of signatories will close on 31 October 2021. Successful applicants will be added to the signatory list once updated.
From 2022 the spring application deadline will be 30 April for all applicants. Organisations will also have the opportunity to apply by 31 October.

How to submit your Stewardship Report 

Before submitting your Report

Please read the following documents:

Submitting your Report

When you are ready to submit your Report, complete Application Form. You can find a sample of the form here
You will then be sent an email containing a link. Click the link, attach your Report and send.

Do not amend the subject header. Reports should be in a single PDF or Word document and must not exceed 20 MB. Do not encrypt the Report.


The FRC will evaluate Reports and notify organisations of the outcome of their application shortly before the first list of signatories is published or updated. Organisations that meet the reporting expectations will be listed as signatories to the Code on the FRC website with a link to their report.

Unsuccessful applicants will be privately notified, given feedback, and may re-apply in October. Applicants that submit their report in October and are unsuccessful may re-apply in the following year with an updated reporting period.


Once the applicant has been accepted as a Code signatory and the Report is approved by the FRC, the Report will be a public document and the signatory must also make it available on their website.

A list of signatories to the 2020 Code will be published on the FRC’s website in late summer 2021. Later applicants to the Code, if successful, will be added to the list. Signatories to the 2020 Code will have to annually update and submit their report to remain on the list.