Connacher, its Board of Directors and its Management are collectively committed to a high standard of corporate governance practices. This commitment is believed not only to be in the best interest of shareholders but that it also promotes effective decision making at all levels of the company’s activities.
In its pursuit of effective governance, Connacher is mindful of prevailing recommendations with respect to best practices as advanced by Canadian regulatory authorities, non-regulatory organizations and other standards which are advanced from time to time by institutional and other investors.
In total, Connacher has five Board Committees, including Audit, Governance, Human Resources, Reserves and Health, Safety and the Environment (“HSE”). Please click here for a listing of Connacher’s Board of Directors, including Committee memberships.
Connacher has developed a mandate for its Board of Directors, each Committee of the Board, the Lead Director, individual Directors, the Chair of each committee and for the Chief Executive Officer. These are reviewed annually by the Governance Committee and updated as required to take into account changes or developments considered beneficial to good governance practices.
Additionally, the Governance Committee assesses individual performance of Directors and numerous other items, which are detailed in the company’s Information Circular and attachments thereto. A Directors’ Skills Matrix has been developed to assist in evaluating Board Composition composition and the benefits of new nominees, in broadening the overall Board skill level and diversifying the Board.
Connacher also has a Disclosure Committee, comprised of the Chief Executive Officer, counsel (as required) and internal operating and financial personnel with a sound understanding of various aspects of Connacher’s business to ensure full, true, plain and timely disclosure of material items information based on reliable information facts and data. Our objective is to provide useful, understandable, correct and timely information to our shareholders. A log is maintained of public disclosures and this Committee reports through the Governance Committee to the Board of Directors.
The company has also adopted various Board-approved policies with respect to sound business conduct, especially with respect to Disclosure, Trading in Securities, Reporting of Inappropriate Activity (Whistleblower Policy) and also has additional company policies which deal with a Respectful Workplace, Violence in the Workplace and Privacy. Connacher also has adopted a Code of Ethics to promote honest and ethical conduct. These policies are reviewed and updated on a regular basis or as required by management, its Governance Committee and the Board of Directors, as appropriate.
Applicable policy documents are linked below:
|Code of Ethics (65 KB)|
|Reporting of Inappropriate Activity Policy (45 KB)|