Corporate Governance Practices
An overview of our corporate governance structure is set out in our Annual Report (English and French versions) and additional information on corporate governance at Bennett is included in our proxy circular (English version).
Bennett has adopted the following corporate governance guidelines and policies, as well as charters governing each board committee. These policies, guidelines and charters are regularly reviewed, evaluated and modified to meet the changing needs of the company and the changing expectations of the investment community.
- Corporate Governance Principles
- Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
- Code of Business Conduct and Ethics Applicable to United States Government Procurement Activities
- Disclosure Policy
- Audit Committee Whistleblower Policy
- Compensation Policy for Non-Employee Directors
- Policy re Shareholder Communication with Directors
- Audit Committee Charter
- Human Resources and Compensation Committee Charter
- Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee Charter
- Environmental and Safety Committee Charter
The above files are presented in PDF (Portable Document Format) form. To view them you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0 or higher. This software is available at no charge through the Adobe web site.
Reporting Accounting and Auditing Concerns
Bennett is committed to meeting its business objectives in an ethical manner. Our General Code of Business Conduct describes the expectation for open and honest communications and ethical behavior from everyone at Bennett.
This expectation extends to the design of systems and controls which provide financial reports that are relevant, reliable and accurate. To support that objective Bennett has established a communication channel to stakeholders to report their concerns regarding the integrity of Bennett’s accounting or auditing practices. Bennett made arrangements to have a confidential website and a confidential Call Centre toll-free number (1-866-294-9321) to facilitate the reporting of accounting or auditing concerns by employees, shareholders and other stakeholders. Both the web site and the Call Centre are hosted by EthicsPoint Inc.; a company specialized in providing anonymous, confidential hotlines for organizations worldwide.
The confidential website is available from the following links: English version and Frenchversion. The confidential Call Centre toll-free number is (1-866-294-9321)
Another option could be to file a report pursuant to the Policy re Shareholder Communication with Directors.