These principles, along with our drive for a consistently strong financial performance, determine how we run the company.
Our governance teams are responsible for implementing our Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CR&S) Strategy, and we set out our principles in our Code of Corporate Governance and Code of Conduct.
We have two tiers of governance. The CR&S Executive Committee oversees our progress against these standards. The Board CR&S Committee monitors the Executive Committee.
If any employee discovers any unethical practice, the Code of Conduct explains that they must report it and without fear of resprisals.
The CR&S Executive Committee is chaired by Gerard Manley, who has over 30 years’ experience in the cocoa industry. The activities of the CR&S Committee and the Function itself are managed by Dr Christopher Stewart, Global Head of CR&S.
Both Gerard Manley and Christopher Stewart report directly to the CR&S Board Committee.