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 updated by the Board on 1 November 2018.
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 26 April 2018, 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 & Market Abuse Policy
FDM has adopted a policy to ensure that it is able to comply with its obligations under the Market Abuse Regulation. This policy applies to all directors and employees of FDM Group and is designed to ensure that such individuals do not misuse, or place themselves under suspicion of misusing, information about the Group which they may have and which is not public.
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.