The Board of Directors is responsible for the proper direction and control of the Group's activities including maintaining adequate accounting records, the provision of sufficient resources for the ongoing operation of the Group, identification and control of the Group's business risks, and ensuring compliance with all applicable legislative requirements. Whilst the Board retains overall responsibility for the control of the Group's activities, it has delegated authority for management of the Group to the Chief Executive Officer and Company Officers. An internal control structure containing written procedures, policies and guidelines, and organisational structures are in place to maintain the reliability of the financial statements of the Group.
Code of Ethics
The Group has adopted policies to ensure it maintains high standards of performance and behaviour when dealing with the Group's customers, suppliers, shareholders and staff. Specific policies are in place relating to the environment, Privacy Act requirements, confidentiality of the Group information and complaints from shareholders.
The Group has in place a risk management plan to identify and address areas of significant business risk. The Group maintains insurance policies that it considers adequate to meet the insurable risks of the Group. Exposure to any foreign exchange and interest rate risks is managed in accordance with the policy approved by the Directors and implemented by staff. Any derivative instruments used are purely to manage interest rate risks and not for speculative purposes. A specific revenue protection plan is in place to identify potential causes of revenue loss and to ensure that controls are in place to protect against these losses.
Health and Safety
The Group operates a Health and Safety Committee to monitor and review compliance with the Group's occupation health and safety policies and procedures. A monthly report is made to the Board on health and safety matters.