Uni-Select has adopted certain structures, policies and procedures to ensure that effective corporate governance practices are followed and that the Board of Directors functions independently from Management.
The Corporate Governance Guidelines provide a framework of authority and accountability to enable the Board and Management to make timely and effective decisions that promote shareholder value while complying with applicable laws and Uni-Select’s commitment to ethical conduct, integrity and transparency.
The Board is responsible for the stewardship of the Corporation, management’s supervision, and it also ensures that Management creates a culture of integrity throughout the Corporation in order to foster long-term success consistent with the Board’s responsibility to maximize shareholder value.
Given the size of the Corporation, the nature and geographical scope of its activities and the large number of laws and regulations to which the Corporation is subject, the Board of Directors has established committees that have certain responsibilities:
- Audit Committee
- Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee
- Human Resources & Compensation Committee
ETHICAL BUSINESS CONDUCT
The Corporation has a Code of Ethics that governs the conduct of Uni-Select’s directors, officers and employees. The Board and Management oversee its practices to ensure that they reflect the values and beliefs advocated by the Corporation in addition to the fundamental rules that must govern all persons who may, in one form or another, engage the Corporation’s corporate responsibility.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Uni-Select has a policy governing conflict of interest. The purpose of this Policy is to maintain a high level of integrity in carrying out professional activities and to ensure compliance with the laws, regulations and highest standards of professional conduct in every country in which the Corporation carries on business.
In general, any employees, officers or directors of the Corporation must not have any dealings, ties or interests that could deprive the Corporation of their loyalty when they are acting for the Corporation.