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Governance policies

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.




We recruit, train, promote and retain skilled and motivated people irrespective of gender, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion, ethnic or national origin. It’s our policy to give full and fair consideration to applications for employment received from disabled persons, having regard to their particular aptitudes and abilities. Wherever possible we will continue the employment of, and arrange appropriate training for, employees who have become disabled persons during the period of their employment. The Group provides the same opportunities for training, career development and promotion for disabled people as for other colleagues.

Increasing the participation of women across all levels of the organisation is a particular priority. In 2015/16, we made significant progress in improving the representation of women in our senior management population, including the appointment of Jette Anderson as Managing Director of our International SBU. Jette also became the first female member of our Executive Leadership Team. Details of our gender diversity across the Board of directors, senior management, central functions and the Group as at 2 April 2016 are set out below.


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. 



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.


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