Led by our Board, which includes Independent Directors, our governance approach and framework provide our Code of Conduct and operating parameters for our Operating Companies.
These include a comprehensive series of accredited management systems, policies, procedures, guidelines and roles and responsibilities that shape how we work.
They drive and track our operations, performance, continuous improvements and compliance with policy commitments, embedding ESG considerations into our decision making.
Our Code of Conduct sets the standard of behaviour we expect from all our employees, sub-contractors and partners.
Where the Code of Conduct or a policy sets higher standards of behaviour than local laws, rules, customs or norms, the higher standards apply.
Our Board oversees a tiered system of responsibility and accountability.
Cross-Operating Company working groups and specialist roles, including each Operating Company’s Business Conduct Representative (BCR) and Reportable Conduct Group (RCG), further support engagement, compliance and continuous improvement across the Group.
The Ethics, Compliance and Sustainability Committee (ECSC) assists the Board in fulfilling its corporate governance and oversight responsibilities, and compliance with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements and internal policies.
The ECSC monitors and reviews compliance and performance in the areas of health and safety, diversity, the environment, sustainability, and business conduct.
The head of Internal Audit reports to the Chief Executive Officer and has full access to all functions, records, property and personnel of the Group.
Internal Audit provides independent and objective assurance on the adequacy and effectiveness of the Group’s systems for risk management, internal control and governance, along with recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of these systems and processes.