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Governance policies and statements

Code of Conduct

As a business we will always comply with the law wherever we operate. Our code of conduct sets out the standards of behaviour all employees are expected to follow and provides useful guidance to help employees when it comes to making the right decision.

The Code is made up of 10 key elements:

  • Speaking up
  • Working with each other
  • Creating a safe workplace
  • Focusing on food safety
  • Acting honestly and complying with the law
  • Keeping Company information confidential
  • Competing fairly
  • Avoiding conflicts of interest
  • Working with customers and suppliers
  • Respecting the environment

A copy of this Code is provided to all employees. Managers have additional responsibilities to lead by example and to ensure that any issues raised by team members are followed up appropriately.

Premier-Foods-Code-of-Conduct-2016.PDF

 

Diversity

When selecting a new director the Board considers a broad range of skills, backgrounds and experience reflecting both the type of industry and the geographical locations in which we operate.  In 2011 the Board adopted a policy to have at least two female Board directors by 2015 and this target was successfully achived in May 2013.

The Board is also mindful of the benefits that an inclusive culture can bring to our organisation as a whole.  We have strengthened our approach with the introduction of a new Diversity & Equality action plan which was approved by the Board in March 2017.  In addition, a diversity working group has been established, which will formalise the Group's diversity reporting and KPIs and make sure we are fully prepared for the requirement to report on gender pay (which comes into force in 2018).

The Group's aim is to create a work environment that promotes equality, dignity and respect for all colleagues when it comes to promotion, progression, training and development and when we select candidates for employment.

Details of our gender diversity across the Board of directors, senior management, central functions and the Group as at 1 April 2017 are set out below.

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Articles of Association

The Articles of Association are the Company's internal rulebook and regulate the internal management of the Company setting out how decisions are made. It deals with matters such as the rights of shareholders, the appointment and removal of directors, the conduct of the board and general meetings and communications by the Company.

The Company adopted the current Articles of Association at the General Meeting held on 20 March 2014. 

Premier-Foods-plc-Articles-(March-2014).pdf

 

Terms of Reference

The Board has established the following Committees to oversee and consider certain important areas in more detail than the Board:

  • Audit committee
  • Nomination committee
  • Remuneration committee

These Committees operate within defined terms of reference which set out the specific roles and responsibilities of each Committee. The Committees terms of reference are available below.

Audit-Committee-Terms-of-Reference-2017.pdf

Nomination-Committee-Terms-of-Reference-2016.pdf

Remuneration-Committee-Terms-of-Reference-2016.pdf

 

Section 430(2B) Companies Act 2006 Statements

 

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