The Council on Ethics of the AP Funds recommends the exclusion of companies that produce, trade or use anti-personnel mines and cluster munitions, respectively. Guiding the Ethics Council’s position are the conventions against anti-personnel mines and cluster munitions that Sweden has signed.
International Conventions against anti-personnel mines and cluster munitions
The Ottawa Convention or the Treaty on the prohibition of anti-personnel mines was ratified by Sweden in 1998. The Convention on cluster munitions was ratified by Sweden the 23rd April, 2012. Both conventions say that states which have signed and ratified the Treaty shall cease to produce, trade and use anti-personnel mines and cluster munitions. They are also required to destroy their stocks of anti-personnel mines within a period of four years from the date of signing the Treaty. For cluster weapons the timeframe is eight years from the time the Treaty was signed.
The Council on Ethics has in previous years suggested the AP Funds to divest their holdings in companies that manufacture anti-personnel mines or cluster munitions, and none of the funds have currently holding in any such companies.