We regard integrity and reputation as key assets that must be preserved at all times, and aim to comply fully with our obligations as a listed company. Demonstrating responsibility and respect for our colleagues and all stakeholders, and actively listening and responding to their concerns, is central to our business. Our code of business conduct sets out the standards of behaviour we expect from our directors, officers, and employees, and anyone who acts on our behalf.
Compliance is becoming more demanding, and the voluntary codes driven by stakeholders or regulated by law are broadening the scope of what governance covers. For example, disclosure of how we implement human rights and environmental standards, and how we plan to align with the Paris agreement on climate change, are all now part of good corporate governance.
So, while compliance with regulations is a core responsibility, this alone is not enough. Organisations today must strive to create a positive culture in which everyone wants and knows how to do the right thing.