Corporate Governance Practices
The Company is committed to maintaining high standards of corporate governance. The board of directors believes that good corporate governance practices are important to promote investor confidence and protect the interests of our shareholders. We attach importance to our people, our code of conduct, and our corporate policies and standards, which together form the basis of our governance practices. We respect the laws, rules and regulations of each country and area in which we operate, and we strive to ensure for our people a healthy and safe working environment which is our paramount concern. We endeavour to contribute to the sustainable development of the Company, with particular focus on our accountability to shareholders and stakeholders. This report describes how the Company has applied its corporate governance practices to its everyday activities.
Save as disclosed below, the Company has applied the principles and complied with all the code provisions of the corporate governance code (“CG Code”) as set out in Appendix 14 to the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Listing Rules”) throughout the year 2016. In respect of code provision A.6.7 of the CG Code, Mr Liu Yeqiao (non-executive director) was not able to attend the annual general meeting of the Company held on 8 June 2016 (“2016 AGM”) due to other engagements. Details of attendance records of all directors at the 2016 AGM are set out in the section below headed “Board meetings and attendance”.
For the year 2016, the Company had made further progress with its corporate governance practices including:
|–||Established the Strategic Committee to accommodate the strategic development of the Company and enhance its core competitiveness, make and implement the development plan of the Company, streamline the investment-related decision making procedures and procure well-advised and efficient decision making|
|–||Re-designated the Executive Committee as the highest authority of the management of the Company, accountable to but not a committee under the board|
Looking ahead, we will keep our governance practices under continual review to ensure their consistent application and will continue to improve our practices having regard to the latest developments.