Effective corporate governance is a critical element contributing to the longer term success of Fortescue.
The Board and all levels of management are fully committed to maintaining and enhancing corporate governance so that it continues to contribute to Fortescue’s vision to be the safest, lowest cost, most profitable iron ore producer.
Fortescue supports the intent of the ASX Corporate Governance Council Principles and Recommendations 3rd Edition (Principles and Recommendations) and meets the specific requirements of the Principles and Recommendations, unless disclosed otherwise. The cornerstone principles of corporate governance at Fortescue are:
Transparency: Being clear and unambiguous about the Company’s structure, operations and performance, both externally and internally, and maintaining a genuine dialogue with, and providing insight to, stakeholders and the market generally.
Integrity: Developing and maintaining a corporate culture committed to ethical behaviour and compliance with the law.
Corporate accountability: Ensuring that there is clarity of decision making within the Company, with processes in place to ensure that the right people have authorised approval to make effective and efficient decisions, with appropriate consequences delivered for failures to follow those processes.
Stewardship: Developing and maintaining a companywide recognition that Fortescue is managed for the benefit of its shareholders, taking account of the interests of other stakeholders.
Fortescue’s Governance Framework
Key corporate governance documents can be accessed from the following links:
The Board is responsible to the shareholders for the performance of the Company and operates within:
The Board Committees operate under specific Charters including:
Fortescue actively promotes ethical and responsible decision making through:
Fortescue operates under the following Policies and Documents: