We take pride in doing what we're best at, delivering unsurpassed levels of service, so our customers can do what they're best at.
We view corporate governance as a core and vital discipline that complements our desire to continually improve upon the long-term growth and success of the group on behalf of shareholders.
We aim to be at the forefront of best practice in corporate governance and we consistently challenge ourselves to achieve this.
The board is responsible for providing effective leadership and direction in order to deliver value to shareholders and stakeholders.
The board has a clear set of processes and procedures in place which ensure that Berendsen is governed in a highly effective manner.
The board is committed to proactive and constructive engagement with shareholders, recognising the important and valuable role they play in safeguarding the group's governance.
Our Articles of Association cover a wide range of topics and form the legal basis for the constitution of Berendsen plc.
2015 was a year of significant change for our board, with the appointment of James Drummond, as our new Chief Executive Officer, and the announcem-ent of our new strategic approach in November.
The three principal committees of the board are the audit committee, the nomination committee and the remuneration committee.
By managing risk effectively and embracing opportunities, we will be in a stronger position to deliver our strategy and enhance shareholder value.
The board strongly supports the need for diversity and inclusion at all levels of our business and has made it a major objective of our talent management programme.