The Board believes in the importance of maintaining excellent standards of corporate governance, which helps promote high ethical standards and sustain the success of the Company over the long term.

As a premium listed company, the Company is subject to the 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code (“the Code”).

The Annual Report, which can be found within Reports and Results, sets out the Company’s compliance with the Code and describes how the governance framework is applied by the Company, split into the following sections:

  • Board leadership and Company purpose
  • Division of responsibilities
  • Composition, succession and evaluation
  • Audit, risk and internal control
  • Remuneration