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As a premium listed company on the London Stock Exchange, we adhere to the principles and comply with the provisions of the UK Corporate Governance Code, our main applicable governance rules. We seek to apply best practice, ensuring that our approach is up-to-date and relevant.
Articles of Association: this is our main constitutional document, defining the role of our directors and the rights of our shareholders, along with other matters.
from our 2021 Annual Report.
adopted at our 2020 AGM.
In addition to full Board meetings, the Directors exercise their authority through the following Committees:
The committee is responsible for monitoring the quality and integrity of our financial statements, and reviewing the effectiveness of our internal financial controls and risk management framework. It is responsible for reviewing the effectiveness of our external auditors and overseeing that an healthy relationship is maintained between them and the Group. The committee also reviews the effectiveness of our internal audit function.
The committee is responsible for reviewing and making recommendation to the Board regarding the remuneration of the Executive Director, Non-Executive Directors, and the Chair. It reviews our remuneration policies and practices, ensuring that they are aligned with our purpose and values.
The committee is responsible for leading the succession planning of Directors, including the Chair, and making recommendations to the Board about suitable candidates for appointment in replacement of, or in addition to, other members of the Board. It also assists the Board with assessing its composition and diversity.
Health and Safety, Environmental and Communities (HSEC) Committee
The committee is responsible for reviewing our policies and processes on health and safety, environment, security and local community matters, and monitoring their implementation. It makes recommendation to the Board on the controls to mitigate these risks. The committee also monitors management of potential catastrophic and major incidents, including their remediation.
Ethics, Compliance and Culture (ECC) committee
The committee has responsibility for overseeing and approving key ethics, compliance and culture-related matters within the Group.
It also reviews and reports to the Board on the Group’s Raising Concerns Programme available for employees to raise, in confidence, any possible wrongdoing in matters within the Committee’s remit.
This Committee is responsible for directing the Company’s response to the investigation by the Department of Justice of the United States with respect to compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and US money laundering statutes following receipt of a subpoena from it in July 2018.