At Spectris we are committed to maintaining high standards of corporate governance, both at Board level and throughout the Group. We see this as fundamental to the effective and responsible management of the business and for the delivery of shareholder value over the long term. The skills and experience of the Board are set out in their biographies here.
We particularly emphasise the strong relationship that exists between ethics and governance and the role of the Board in demonstrating ethical leadership. The standards we require are set out in our Code of Business Ethics, which is communicated to all our employees and business partners.
Spectris plc is subject to the UK Corporate Governance Code (‘the Code’), as appended to the Listing Rules of the UK Listing Authority, a copy of which can be found at www.frc.org.uk. The Code applies to accounting periods on or after 1 October 2014 and sets out principles and provisions relating to the good governance of companies. The ways in which Spectris applied the principles of the Code during 2016 are set out on pages 53 to 94 of the 2016 Annual Report and Accounts.