The Board is committed to openly engaging with our shareholders, as we recognise the importance of a continuing effective dialogue, whether with major institutional investors, private or employee shareholders. It is important to us that shareholders understand our strategy and objectives, so these must be explained clearly, feedback heard and any issues or questions raised, properly considered.
We have a comprehensive investor relations programme with our executive Directors meeting investors and analysts regularly, supported where appropriate by the Chairman and when necessary, the Senior Independent Director. The programme supports the aims of the Code and the UK Stewardship Code to promote engagement and interaction between listed companies and their major shareholders.
We expect all of our suppliers to comply with our standards, such as those relating to environmental responsibility, modern slavery, data protection, human rights and ethics.