Our key priorities are:
We work to ensure that our group purpose and values inform our strategy, decision making and our relationships with stakeholders as well as help shape our culture.
Governance body quality
The Board, supported by its committees, is responsible for how the Company is directed and controlled. Its responsibilities include the Company’s long-term success, setting its strategic objectives, supporting management to put into effect the strategic aims, overseeing operational management, ensuring a framework of prudent and effective controls and reporting to stakeholders on the Board’s stewardship.
The Board is aware of its obligations to promote the success of the Company for the benefit of its stakeholders. Engagement with stakeholders allows the Board to make informed decisions taking account of the consequences of its decisions on different stakeholder groups.
We expect the highest standards of behaviour from our employees and our partners across our supply chain. We do not tolerate unethical behaviour and have an established policy framework which aims to minimise exposure to bribery, corruption and financial crime. We take the issue of human rights seriously and continue to strengthen our policies and management systems in this area. Our corporate policies on Business Ethics, Whistleblowing, Supplier Codes of Conduct, Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking can be found here.
Risk and opportunity oversight
Effective risk management is essential to executing our strategy, achieving sustainable shareholder value and ensuring good governance. The Board is ultimately responsible for determining the nature and extent of the principal risks it is willing to take to achieve our strategic objectives, and annually reviews the Group’s principal and emerging risks and their potential impact on our strategic priorities.