Corporate governance is instrumental for the effective management of the Company. Newfoundland Capital Corporation Limited strives to not only meet current corporate governance standards; but also, to exceed current practices of transparency, integrity and duty of
care. Good corporate governance is fundamental to the long-term success of the Company.
The Audit and Governance Committee, in conjunction with leadership provided by the Board of Directors, is continuously updating its corporate governance practices so that the Company is in compliance with all applicable requirements. On an annual basis a formal review of all corporate governance-related policies, mandates, position descriptions and the like is undertaken and improvements are made as considered necessary. Our corporate governance practices are disclosed in the Company’s Management Proxy Circular.
Some examples of our commitment to transparency, integrity, and duty of care are:
All of our Audit and Governance Committee members are independent and financially literate.
CODE OF ETHICS
The Company has a written Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (“Code”) which is reviewed and updated at least annually. Every year, all employees, directors and certain consultants must read and acknowledge in writing their understanding of the Code. The overall goal of the Code is to deter wrongdoing and promote honest and ethical conduct throughout our organization.
POLICY ON CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
Our Policy on Corporate Governance formalizes the principal corporate governance applications and practices of the Company.
WHISTLEBLOWER POLICY A whistleblower policy and procedure is in place that allows persons to report a complaint or concern regarding accounting or audit matters, or behaviour or acts that are inconsistent with the Company’s Code.
A Disclosure Committee is in place and it is charged with ensuring that communications with the investing community meet the standards of timely, factual and accurate information. A formal policy on Corporate Disclosure, Confidentiality and Insider Trading supports this Committee’s activities and is reviewed annually and updated when required.
Mandates have been established for the Board of Directors, the Audit and Governance Committee, the Disclosure Committee, the respective Chairpersons, and the President and Chief Executive Officer. Position descriptions for senior officers, including individuals who perform senior officer functions, are formalized and used to assess their performance. These are reviewed annually and are updated as required.
For further details on our corporate governance practices, please visit our web site at www.ncc.ca.