The Board is elected by the shareowners to oversee their interest in the long-term health and the overall success of the business and its financial strength. The Board serves as the ultimate decision making body of the Company, except for those matters reserved to or shared with the shareowners. The Board selects and oversees the members of senior management, who are charged by the Board with conducting the business of the Company.
The Board of Directors has established Corporate Governance Guidelines which provide a framework for the effective governance of the Company. The guidelines address matters such as the Board’s mission, Director responsibilities, Director qualifications, determination of Director independence, Board committee structure, Chief Executive Officer performance evaluation and management succession. The Board regularly reviews developments in corporate governance and updates the Corporate Governance Guidelines and other governance materials as it deems necessary and appropriate.
The Company’s corporate governance materials, including the Corporate Governance Guidelines, the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws, the charters for each Board committee, the Company’s Codes of Business Conduct, information about how to report concerns about the Company and the Company’s public policy engagement and political contributions policy, can be accessed by clicking on the links above.