The Board’s approach to governance is outlined below. We adhere to the high standards of corporate governance as set out in the UK Corporate Governance Code (“the Code”) issued by the Financial Reporting Council, which was published in September 2014, as required by the Listing Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority and meets other relevant requirements including provisions of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority. The Group’s governance framework is interwoven with FDM’s values of ambition, collaboration, energy, inclusivity, professionalism and growth. These values are demonstrated in the boardroom and through the activities of the whole Group.
Code of Business Conduct
FDM is committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all its business dealings. Our core set of values form the foundations of who we are and what we are committed to. Our Code of Conduct summarises and provides a framework for these core values, which are developed in greater detail in other policies and procedures. The FDM Code of Conduct can be viewed here.
Schedule of Matters Reserved for the Board
A schedule of formal matters reserved for the Board’s decision and approval is available as a download here. The schedule of reserved matters was adopted by the Board on 27 January 2015.
The Board is committed to the highest standards of corporate governance and to maintaining a sound framework for the control and management of the Group. The Board has established separate committees covering:
Directors’ Remuneration Policy
The Company’s Directors’ remuneration policy was approved by shareholders at the AGM held on 30 April 2015, and the policy as approved is available as a download here.
Investor Relations Policy
The Company’s investor relations policy is available as a download here.
Share Dealing Code
FDM has adopted, with effect from Admission, a code of securities dealings in relation to the Shares which is based on, and is at least as rigorous as, the Model Code as contained in the Listing Rules. The code adopted will apply to the Directors and other persons discharging managerial responsibilities within the Group.
Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
FDM is committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all its business dealings and relationships. We recognise that modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights, and we have established effective systems and controls to help us to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains. The full statement can be viewed here.